Man [30 years of age ] has reportedly been attacked and feasted upon by Lions at a South African game reserve
The incident occurred at the Dinokeng Game Reserve in Gauteng, South Africa.
The deceased, Johannes Matshe, who was an employee of one of the landowners at the reserve, was killed on Sunday night, August 13, and his remains were discovered on Monday morning, August 14, 2023.
The reserve spokesperson, Hartogh Streicher, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday, August 17.
“The individual was tragically attacked and killed by lions while attempting to navigate the reserve on foot after dark,” said Streicher.
“Walking within the DGR during the night, or at any time, is strictly forbidden in accordance with reserve regulations.”
He said the incident came to light when the vigilant reserve fencing team of DGR stumbled upon what appeared to be human remains at approximately 10.37am on Monday.
“The operations manager responded promptly, confirming the unfortunate loss of life,” he said.
Streicher said the SAPS was immediately notified.
“An investigation is underway,”