Police in Lephalale are investigating a case of inquest following an incident in which a man was attacked and killed by a Buffalo in Limpopo. The incident took place at Oxford Farm Steenbokpan on Thursday 30 June 2022 at around 08:00 in the morning.

Allegedly, the victim was with the farm owner and a photographer when the buffalo attacked him. He fired shots at the buffalo, unfortunately he died instantly.


Although the farm owner tried to rescue him by firing some shots at the buffalo, subsequently the buffalo chased and attacked him as well. He escaped by climbing on the tree and the photographer also managed to keep safe distance.

A 50-year-old man attacked and killed by a Buffalo in Lephalale
Man attacked and killed by a Buffalo in Lephalale

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Emergency Services including the Police were summoned to the scene. A 50-year-old man was certified dead and identified as Benjamin De Bruyn. The owner was then taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

The Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Hadebe, calls on the communities precisely the farmers and tourists to be extra cautious when around such animals to avoid loss of lives.