Police in Lephalale are investigating a case of inquest after a buffalo attacked and killed a man at Oxford Farm Steenbokpan in Limpopo. 

The incident reportedly happened on Thursday 30 June 2022 at around 08:00 in the morning. 


The 50-year-old was reportedly with the farm owner and a photographer when the buffalo attacked him after he allegedly fired shots at the buffalo, unfortunately he died instantly. 

According to police, when 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 a safe distance.

Police spokesperson, Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi said emergency services including the police were summoned to the scene and 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. The Police investigations are continuing.”

Lieutenant Colonel Mamphaswa Seabi


Earlier this year, a frightening video clip was widely circulated on social media where a baby could be seen sitting near a glass door when all of a sudden, a large cheetah jumped at the startled little one who started crying instantly. Luckily the baby was shielded by the glass door and there was no harm done.

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A cheetah was seen trying to attack a baby. Images via Facebook: Kruger Magazine

While many found the short clip quite entertaining, not everyone thought it was funny that the child was so close to danger.

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