Rhino attack: Gored rangers on the mend

2013-03-16 00:00

TWO rangers who were gored by black rhinos at the Hluhluwe-Mfolozi Game Reserve on Thursday morning are on the mend.

Musa Mntambo, communications manager at Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife, said the doctors were optimistic they would recover fully.

“The doctors told us that, fortunately, their injuries were not too serious because it was only soft tissue that was damaged and there were no broken bones.”

Zamukulunga Khuzwayo (28) and Sboniso Mthembu (29) were attacked when they came across an adult male and female rhino and a calf.

A horn went through Mthembu’s right thigh. Khuzwayo was gored in his left thigh.

Mntambo said the pair were being treated with antibiotics.

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