Cape Town – Police in Limpopo are investigating an inquest case after a man was allegedly attacked and killed by a buffalo at Oxford Farm, Steenbokpan.
The incident occurred on June 30.
In a statement, police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi said the victim was with the farm owner and a photographer when the buffalo attacked him.
“Although the farm owner tried to rescue him by firing some shots at the buffalo, subsequently the buffalo chased and attacked him as well. He escaped by climbing on the tree and the photographer also managed to keep safe distance.
“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,” Seabi said.
The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Hadebe, called on communities, precisely the farmers and tourists, to be extra cautious when around such animals to avoid loss of lives.