Man trampled to death by elephant

2014-08-25 20:34

Johannesburg - A man is believed to have been trampled to death by an elephant in the Mapungubwe National Park and World Heritage Site in Limpopo, SA National Parks said in Monday.

Rangers in the western part of the park found the body of a Zimbabwean man, in his early 40s, on Saturday, spokesperson Divhani Maremba said in a statement.

"It is believed that he might have been trampled to death by an elephant. A Zimbabwean passport and a cellphone were discovered in his possession."

It was believed he had been with a group of people because a number of footprints were visible nearby.

  • Hope Ratseke - 2014-08-25 20:48

    poachers obvious

  • Trevor Whitehead - 2014-08-25 20:59

    Joh!! Keep clear of the elephants poachers and illegals

  • John Greystoke - 2014-08-25 20:59

    Zimbabwe mince?

  • paul.d.murison - 2014-08-25 21:10

    Hope he was a poacher. ..

      Modias Mutepe Dewah - 2014-09-02 19:49

      Sorry guyz that man was not a poacher he was on a way to another farm to spend his wknd using a public road which goes through Mapungubwe Sanparks

  • Thabo Letlhoo - 2014-08-25 22:07

    elephants don't forget easily.

  • Tavengwa Chivirira Muchini - 2014-08-25 22:20

    Human beings are simply stupid.You celebrate another human's death.Do you know what wil happen to you tomorow,wherever you are?

      SunshinyDay - 2014-08-26 09:44

      Why was he there, Tavengwa? Why did the group he was with not report his death? A group with noble intentions would not have been there, and they certainly would have reported the incident.

      Nceba Mbane - 2014-08-26 09:52

      Well Chivirira, me, in an encounter between a man a wild animal, where such encounter takes place out in the wild, I shamelessly root for the wild animal.

      Itumeleng Pitsoane - 2014-08-26 11:00

      well if we stupid then why did the elephant find it easier to kill the stupid man, surely he was up to something and just like human beings the elephant had to act so don't what happens to us isn't a problem at this stage

      Chris Felton - 2014-08-26 12:54

      Would you have preferred to read an article titiled, "poachers kill elephant ". This elephant killed a poacher and that my friend is good news.

  • Jamill Ahmed - 2014-08-25 23:50

    Either border jumpers or poachers what else do want in the wild surely not a picnic

  • Jamill Ahmed - 2014-08-25 23:53

    Even the wild is gatvol of all this crime. ..justice served

  • Jack Thomas - 2014-08-26 00:06

    Nature 1 , poachers 0

      Chris Felton - 2014-08-26 12:55

      Unfortunatly Jack, its Nature 1, poachers tens of thousands. Welcome to the human race.

  • Christa Flanagan - 2014-08-26 02:45

    It's about time that the elephants defend themselves! They are highly intelligent animals and don't forget easily! Another would be poacher bites the dust! Good! An elephant wouldn't do anything like this if it was not threatened !

  • Thembane Colly Hlazboy - 2014-08-26 06:26

    The story is not well balanced it keeps one guessing

  • Zeonie Smith - 2014-08-26 06:48

    Elephant "1" - suspected poacher "0"

  • arthur.salvado - 2014-08-26 08:05

    What was he doing there ? Poaching ? If so, give that elephant a Bells

  • Desmond Drake - 2014-08-26 10:09

    The elephant has done more to protect our borders than our own government has.

  • Mundus Uys - 2014-08-26 10:53

    A xenophobic elephant, no doubt

  • Itumeleng Pitsoane - 2014-08-26 10:55

    well done Ele u did well to protect yourself, its high time our animals also protect themselves now Rhinos u see what Eles are doing Ok u do just that......!!!!!!

  • John-Phillip Saayman - 2014-08-26 13:18

    Thank goodness this story doesn't end with an elephant getting killed for killing a human.

  • Zanele Sibanda - 2014-08-26 13:33

    All those celebrating this man 's death without all the facts are heedless stupid idiots, how can you post such comments based on assumptions you all lack dignity and good sense of humor. Be considerate and grow up all of you

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