Jumbo crashes hunter to death

Source: Jumbo crashes hunter to death – NewsDay Zimbabwe November 1, 2017

KARIBA professional hunter James Mackenzie died on Sunday after his car, a Honda Fit, was crashed by a charging elephant.
Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo confirmed the incident which occurred near Nyamhunga High School on Sunday evening.

By Nhau Mangirazi

“I can confirm that a road accident with elephant occurred in Kariba and the driver died on the spot. Unfortunately, the late driver is a professional hunter. We do not celebrate the death of any human being and officials had to shoot the injured elephant. It is an accident that was reported to the police. We call upon communities to keep a distance from animals as no one can predict the behaviour of these animals no matter how much we domesticate them,” he said.

Farawo also said ZimParks rangers had gunned down one of the two stray lions spotted in the Makuti area yesterday.

“Residents had to alert officers who were on the ground within a few minutes and they killed one lion on the spot while the other one escaped. We appeal to communities to be alert as these animals can be dangerous to human beings,” he said.