Friends fear vengeful crocodiles after missing man's belongings found on river bank

Friends fear vengeful crocodiles after missing man's belongings found on river bank
Published: 2013 December 03 06:03:09 (7261 Views)
34-year-old James Lukhele fought with a crocodile two months ago and survived.  

He has now disappeared and his belongings have apparently been found on the banks of the crocodile-infested river at the Noordgrens Farm in SA.

His fellow farmworker, John Nkuna (43), said James was fearless.

"Myself and the other farm workers were too scared to go to the river, but James wasn't worried," said John.

"He told us he would never be killed by a crocodile and went into the water with his spear."

John described how James had fought with the crocodile before - and how he had won the battle.

"James grabbed the beast's jaws, forced them wide open and thrust his fishing spear into its mouth. He then dragged it out of the river for everyone to see," said John.

But now John and the other villagers believe the crocodiles are angry. "It seems they are angry and are taking revenge for killing their friend," said John.



James' wife, Sibongile Themba (33) said she told her husband to stop going to the river.

"But he didn't listen to me!" she said

"Now the crocodiles have taken their revenge."

She said James' clothes, his phone and his bicycle were found next to the river but he was gone.

"And it seems to me as if nobody cares.

"I told the cops that James was missing but they haven't done anything.

"I am still waiting for them to go to the river and search for the body so I can at least have something to bury," she said.

The SAPS's Sergeant Gerald Sedibe said a missing persons case was opened and was being investigated.





Source - Politicsweb

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