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Lion broke farmworker's neck

2011-12-07 16:40

Bloemfontein - A man killed by a lion on a Free State farm has been identified as Senzo Mkhize, 23, from Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal, police said on Wednesday.

Mkhize was killed by a 3-year-old male lion at the farm Leeubank near Villiers on Monday night.

The lion apparently climbed over the 3m high gate of its enclosure before it attacked Mkhize.

Mkhize had gone to fetch water from an outside tap when the incident happened.

Police spokesperson Sergeant Mmako Mophiring said the lion pulled his victim a few metres over the ground and in the process his neck was broken.

Mkhize was one of a group of contractors cutting grass on the farm to make fodder.

Mophiring said the incident was being investigated.

Comments
  • IrenĂ© - 2011-12-07 17:04

    sad story- but just another example why animals should not be kept locked up in enclosures! i hate man and his all knowing ignorance regarding animal behaviour and welfare...

      soulsister - 2011-12-07 17:15

      Hope you don'eat either - because it goes hand in hand with animal welfare

      Carl - 2011-12-08 07:13

      how old are you...12?

  • vutisani.masangu - 2011-12-07 17:13

    said story in deed

  • cosmos.ndebele - 2011-12-07 17:19

    Keeping lions as pets even in a farm is above insanity.

      Ntsikelelo Mdeni - 2011-12-07 17:45

      The owner must be charged. How the hell does a lion jump over a properly built fence??

  • George - 2011-12-07 18:55

    How the hell does a lion jump over a properly built fence?? EASY it gets through where criminals have cut to get through

  • Virginia - 2012-04-10 21:04

    Agree with Mammalian but it is common knowledge that these magnificent creatures should not be kept in cages/enclosures. Probably a canned hunting farm - why else!!!

  • dlokolo.lwando - 2012-09-05 03:44

    guyz we are still here on planet earth. here this things are very harmful plz lets live them in peace. soon we are going back home in our paradise. where this animals will be very friendly.

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