Man killed by lion at Limpopo game farm

It’s understood the deceased was part of an illegal hunting party when they came across two lions.

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JOHANNESBURG - A man has been mauled to death by a lion at a game farm in Limpopo.

It's understood the deceased, named as Matome Mahlale, was part of an illegal hunting party in the Namakgale game farm when they came across two lions.

The police's Ronel Otto says, "They came across two lions. Three men managed to climb into a tree and the other one managed to escape. But the deceased and two dogs were mauled by the lion. The other three men managed to reach safety after the lions left the scene."

She says they've registered an inquest docket for further investigation.