Crocodile attacks an 11-year-old boy

The next of kin and the local community members are also in attendance as the police continue to search the victim. Image supplied/ Limpopo SAPS.

By Nkuriso Maluleke

THOHOYANDOU – The provincial commissioner of the South African Police Service in Limpopo, lieutenant general Nneke Ledwaba on Sunday visited the scene of a crocodile attack where an eleven (11) year old boy was allegedly grabbed by a crocodile and dragged into Damani dam.

The general was accompanied by the cluster commander major general Rosina Mulaudzi and the station commander brigadier Willy Mashava.


The victim, Kundani Daswa from Khubvi outside Thohoyandou was together with his friends washing clothes at the crocodile infested Damani dam on Saturday when a crocodile suddenly emerged from the water and attacked him.

“The police were immediately informed and a search and rescue team was activated. The search continued and was adjourned when it became dark. Joined by the provincial commissioner, members of the search and rescue team resumed with the search this morning. The next of kin and the local community members are also in attendance.

“Parents are urged to look after their children, and at all times caution them against frequenting hazardous places such as crocodile infested rivers and dams.” says Moatshe Ngoepe.