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SA hunter crushed by elephant during hunt in Zimbabwe

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

Theunis Botha. Picture: facebook.com

CAPE TOWN - A Johannesburg hunter has been crushed to death by an elephant in Zimbabwe.

Theunis Botha was leading a hunt when they stumbled across a herd of elephants on Friday.

It’s understood that three elephants approached the hunters and Botha opened fire, prompting a fourth elephant to lift him up with her trunk.

According to Netwerk24, another member of the group fired a fatal shot at the elephant, who fell on Botha.

His company website (Game Hounds Safaris) says he perfected leopard and lion hunting safaris with hounds in Africa.

Botha is survived by his wife and five children.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)

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