What lion, say Limpopo cops

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Polokwane - Limpopo police said on Thursday they were not aware of a lion on the loose in Makhado.

"We have been receiving inquiries about a lion. I have checked with [Makhado police spokesperson] Maano Sedike. We are not aware of a lion," Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said.

Agence France Presse reported that a lion that escaped from a private game reserve had been terrorising Makhado residents for a week.

"We have been informed that a male lion escaped from Safari Lodge outside Makhado last week," AFP quoted police spokesperson  Nechindamatsi Marubeni as saying.

"It was last sighted yesterday [Wednesday] and our search party has so far not managed to capture it."

He said it was a "grown male with a big head".

- SAPA
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