"I stared death in the eyes. I stood with my fists clenched, ready to punch like a boxer. I told myself one of us had to die."
These are the heroic words of Ndumiso Mona who battled with a stray leopard that allegedly escaped from the Kruger National Park (KNP).
"I was hanging out outside a local shop with friends when we heard about a stray leopard roaming near my home. My instincts told me to run home. I was worried about my two siblings, who were at primary school," he said while clinching his fists like a boxer.