A man from Kariba, Mashonaland West Province, is admitted to a hospital in Zambia after he was seriously injured in a triple crocodile attack on the edge of Lake Kariba last Thursday.
Alexander Chimedza suffered a broken hand, injured thighs and broken fingers after he was attacked by three crocodiles on the shores of Lake Kariba.
Chimedza’s wife, Primrose Madufu (23) told H-Metro that her husband fought the reptiles with bare hands and killed one of them.
Madufu revealed that she heard of the incident after her husband had already been taken to the hospital. She said:
Chimedza was looking for worms to use in fishing around 8 am on the banks of the dam when the crocodiles attacked him.
He managed to put his hand in the mouth of one of the crocodiles and it died.
… Chimedza was taken to Zambia where he is having skin grafting.
He is responding well to the medication and procedure being taken by the medical staff where he is being treated.
However, the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority (Zimparks) had not yet commented about the incident.