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South African hunter killed by elephant in Zimbabwe

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.


From Belfast Telegraph