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The Police in Lephalale are investigating a case of inquest following an incident that occurred at Oxford Farm Steenbokpan. It is alleged that the victim was with the farm owner and a photographer when the buffalo attacked him after he fired shots at the buffalo. He died instantly.
Lieutenant colonel Mamphaswa Seabi of Limpopo police said although the farm owner tried to rescue him by firing some shots at the buffalo, it chased and attacked him as well. “He escaped by climbing on the tree and the photographer also managed to keep safe distance”.
Seabi said emergency Services including the Police were summoned to the scene and a 50-year-old man was certified dead and identified as Benjamin De Bruyn. The owner was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment.
The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Hadebe, calls on the communities precisely the farmers and tourists to be extra cautious when around such animals to avoid loss of lives.