A 35-year-old man of Iyanda area in Chief Musungwa’s chiefdom in Itezhi Tezhi district is nursing injuries in the Itezhi Tezhi District Hospital after a crocodile attack.

Kennedy Shanduba got attacked in a stream that was knee deep in the plain in Iyanda last week. Itezhi Tezhi District Commissioner Hendrix Kaimana who confirmed the incidence in an a telephone interview described the condition of the victim as out of danger.

The incidence happened last week in Iyanda area when the victim was crossing a stream.Kaimana was attacked as he crossed the stream in the company of his friends in a plain in Iyanda. His relative , Kebson Shanduba also confirmed the incident.

“What happened was that he had gone to secure his herd of cattle with his friends but on their way back as he tried to cross the stream, the crocodile which was lurking in the shallow water attacked him” Mr. Shanduba said.He said that the lethal predator latched onto his one of his legs and dragged him down the muddy stream towards the Kafue River.

“The crocodile clamped his leg and his friends tried to pull him but to no avail, he was looking into the eyes of the crocodile while it tugged him at his leg” He said.When his friends saw that Shanduba was attacked by the reptile, they reached for their spears and begun stabbing it, he said.

The reptile was stabbed several times before it it eventually released him leaving one of his legs badly injured. Mr.Shanduba has also expressed dissatisfaction that the Department of National Parks and Wildlife did not respond when the matter was reported to them.

He said that the department should get concerned whenever reports involving human – animal conflict are reported especially when it happens outside the Kafue National Park.

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  1. The incidence happened last week in Iyanda area when the victim was crossing a stream.Kaimana was attacked as he crossed the stream in the company of his friends in a plain in Iyanda. His relative , Kebson Shanduba also confirmed the incident. WHO WAS ATTACKED ,IS IT THE DC OR SHANDUBA?

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    • “The crocodile clamped his leg and his friends tried to pull him but to no avail, he was looking into the eyes of the crocodile while it tugged him at his leg” He said.

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    • IT IS SPECIAL PAPER ONE , ANSWERS

      A – SHANDUBA WAS ATTACKED
      B – THE DC
      C – THE CROCODILE
      D – BOTH THE CROCODILE AND SHANDUBA
      E- THE CRODILE AND THE THE DC

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  2. Health workers have threatened to leave this district because of being used by indoshi. Croc not real….Zambia shall be served

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  3. I know the area and would often personally buy pongo,village chickens,cattle including goats for braii The family is just after former secretary on the way to namwala choma areas to cabinet Very very good People When the place is water logged its a challenge of passage to namwala and sometimes full of animals and reptiles among st them crocodiles now migrating from near itezhi tezhi dam Itezhi Power Plant works

    These people in those areas may need support in infrastructure and roads to uplift the livelyood apart the usual politics to avoid this most of those areas could have benefited more in the likes of mongu embarkments and itezhi tezhi road projects except…

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  4. except for partisan politics that is why the area remains under developed Good plantations and agricultural natural resources and commodities

    Good people and area also

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  5. The villager, not clear which one (ones?), who were bitten should be imprisoned for stabbing the corocodile.

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  6. Well I have been there before the crocs are more than the human population by thousands it’s time they cropped some

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  7. Comment:so to my surprise, the writer wrote this whole long piece full of use less sentences,
    why not go strait to the point, the story is told in paragraph one, you again write the same things in paragraph two, its meant to be an article, not story telling.
    I hope the man gets well soon…..

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