SA boy attacked in Okavango Delta

2012-07-06 10:08

Johannesburg - A 6-year-old boy was attacked by a predator in the Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta.

The family from Auckland Park were camping at the Khwai camp site in Botswana, reported Beeld. It was not clear whether it was a leopard or hyena that attacked the little boy, Joke Kotter.  

The boy sustained multiple head wounds.

He was at the camp site with his family at 19:00 on Monday evening when the family suddenly “saw a shadow and something jumping on the boy”.

The animal quickly disappeared into the darkness.

The boy was taken to a hospital in Maun and was released the next day.

A local newspaper reported on the incident and the family was believed to still be in Botswana.

  • Tony Lapson - 2012-07-06 10:15

    You know you are too used to South African news when you assume that this happened in our country, and the "predator" was not an animal.

      Michael - 2012-07-06 10:49

      Humans are the most vile animals

  • Advocatus.Diabolis - 2012-07-06 10:15


      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-06 10:41

      possibly from Dutch.. "Jo", possibly from Johannes... Sorry my English does not allow propper explination... "ke" is simmilar to "tjie" in Afrikaans.... Possibly some-one with better knowledge could explain....

      Advocatus.Diabolis - 2012-07-06 10:44

      @phillip.buekes Thanks for trying mate, I think I get it.

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-06 11:57

      You are welcome... had a think about it... and got to a dictionary. Joke, is the diminutive form of (possibly) Johan(nes)... the "ke" being the dimunitive suffix. here endeth the lesson...

  • Klippies - 2012-07-06 10:16

    Shadow = dark, Victim = white... racially motivated maybe? Sorry, I couldn't resist ;-p I'm glad the little boy is safe.

      bob.mcmillen.564 - 2012-07-06 10:38

      klippies, your sense of humour is a little off today.

      Pam - 2012-07-06 10:39

      Ha Ha Ha!! love it

      zambezi.river - 2012-07-06 12:14

      Klippies = dark, Coke = dark.....are the things the things that make happy!

  • ken.rowe.509 - 2012-07-06 11:42

    One is released from prison and DISCHARGED from hospital. You journo's are sadly lacking in the necessary skills.

      phillip.beukes.5 - 2012-07-06 12:00

      lol Ken... with so many of our top brass being in jail for dishonesty, and then comming down with some mysterious illness, you could forgive the journo's misjudgement...

  • Andre de Jager - 2013-08-06 18:24

    Did they not find any spoor around the area or camp site.Cannot believe that they don't know,or could not find a trace of something.

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