In an exclusive interview with The Chronicle in Bulawayo yesterday, Mrs Zanele Ndlovu-Fox recounted how she lost an arm in a crocodile attack in the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls five days before her wedding. Zanele was canoeing with her husband Mr Jamie Fox.
Despite the crocodile attack the two had a wedding which was facilitated by Mater Dei Hospital at the hospital’s chapel. Said Zanele:
We were canoeing in the upper Zambezi using those inflated rafts. The waters were very calm, we had guides and there were about seven canoes in the water. The canoe started deflating and it all happened so fast. The crocodile bit me again and pulled me into the water. My husband was thrown out on the opposite side so the boat was between us. Jamie swam over to where I was struggling with the crocodile that was trying to pull me to the bottom of the river. He grabbed my waist and with the other hand he rained blows on the crocodile.