Sunday 17 December 2017

South African hunter killed by elephant in Zimbabwe

The hunter is said to have unknowingly walked into the path of an elephant herd
The hunter is said to have unknowingly walked into the path of an elephant herd

A South African hunter has died after being trampled by an elephant in Zimbabwe.

Theunis Botha was with a client near Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park when he "unknowingly" walked into a herd of elephants on Friday, wildlife officials said.

Simukai Nyasha, a spokesman for the Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management authority, said Mr Botha, 51, was on a 10-day licensed hunt.

The hunter ran a firm, Theunis Botha Big Game Safaris and Hounds.

On the company's website, Mr Botha is described as a specialist in using hounds to hunt leopards.

Press Association

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