The owner of a private game reserve close to Thabazimibi was attacked by one of his lions.
The owner of the farm was taken to a nearby hospital after the attack and is currently in recovery.
It was, however, confirmed recently that the lion did not survive. He was shot during the attack and died as a result of his injuries. The lion’s name was Shamba and he was raised since birth by the owner of the farm. At the time of the incident, the family had owned Shamba for 10 years.
According to the family spokesperson, Michael Hodge is recuperating fine, but that he is devastated by the loss of Shamba.
The video of the attack can be viewed below, but please be aware that it is definitely not for sensitive viewers.