It was reported on Friday morning by the SAPS in Limpopo that 3 men were found dead near the Limpopo River between Zimbabwe and South Africa.
It is believed that the men were trying to illegally cross over to South Africa, from Zimbabwe. It is also believed that the men got tired after swimming for about 25 kilometres, that is how the crocodiles were able to catch them.
“ZIMBABWEANS ARE VERY STRONG PEOPLE, THEY ARE STRONG ON WATER AND ON LAND. THESE GUYS MUST HAVE BEEN VERY HUNGRY AND TIRED,THAT’S HOW THE CROCODILES GOT THEM. WE KNOW THEY CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY EVERYDAY,BUT THEY DON’T GET CAUGHT. WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE CROCODILES OF THE LIMPOPO RIVER, WE WERE ABLE TO CATCH THEM THIS TIME. THAT’S WHAT I CALL TEAM EFFORT.” SAID OFFICER SAM NYATHI OF THE SAPS IN LIMPOPO.
The bodies will be sent back to Zimbabwe where they will be examined and identified.