Msinga residents are in fear after a male lion was allegedly spotted roaming around Mashunka area over the weekend.
While authorities have not yet confirmed if it was indeed an ibubesi, a Ladysmith resident Fikile Mabaso-Ndlovu said she also saw it when she was on her way to a funeral in Msinga on Sunday. She was adamant that she had seen what a lion looks like on television and in newspapers so she could instantly recognise one in real life.
“As I was walking past the bush, I heard a fierce roaring of a strange animal. At first I was puzzled where exactly the sound was coming from, then a large animal with long and heavy mane on its neck came out from the bush.