Man Dies From Suspected Elephant Attack (Kasane, Botswana)


Gofaone Chika, Botswana Daily News

Date Published

A 47-year-old man was found dead on Monday morning in Kasane following a suspected elephant attack.

Botswana Police Service Officer Commanding Chobe District, Senior Superintendent Mojaboswa Mathitha said they received a call from an eyewitness after finding the body near the Department of Buildings and Engineering Services (DBES), and upon getting there they suspected an elephant attack, looking at the scene.

“During our investigations, one of the people who lives nearby said on Friday morning they heard an elephant making a lot of noise and we suspect this incident happened around that time. We have also sent the body to Francistown for a post moterm to confirm if this was an elephant attack,” said Snr Supt Mathitha.

He said it was worried that every year they have to record a death case from elephant attacks in the Chobe District with five recorded death cases from elephant attacks since 2014.

He urged Chobe residents to always be cautious when walking around and to also avoid walking at night as Chobe was an animal-infested area.