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Wednesday, August 17 2022

Zimbabwean girl wrestles crocodile to save friend’s life

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Harare: They say, the best way to fight a crocodile is to poke its eyes and this girl from Zimbabwe did just that to save life of her friend.
Rebecca Munkombwe, aged 11 wrestled a large crocodile by jumping on its back and gouging its eyes to save her life from the grasp of the reptile.
According to reports, Latoya Muwani, a 9-year-old schoolgirl in Zimbabwe was attacked by a crocodile while swimming in Sinderela village. Her friend, Rebecca Munkombwe, jumped on the back of the crocodile when she heard Latoya’s screams as the reptile was pulling her away.
“I was eldest among all the children who were swimming. Hence, I felt the urge to save her,” Rebecca said.

Reports said the crocodile had grabbed Latoya by her hand and leg. On noticing that, Rebecca began wrestling the reptile and kept on gouging its eyes till its grip on her girl was loosened. “Once Latoya was free, I swam with her to the banks. The crocodile did not attack us again,” she said.

Rebecca was not injured but her friend was taken to a hospital for treatment. A nurse told a local media outlet that Latoya sustained mild injuries. Her father, Fortune Muwani said: “I am grateful to God.”

“Latoya is recovering well… and we expect her to be discharged soon,” he added.

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