-A 12-year-old boy has been killed by a crocodile at Siyubu area along the Zambezi river in Nalolo district in Western province.
Mate Kotwa of Siyubu village in Lwambi chiefdom was killed by a crocodile at around 10:00 hours yesterday as he was swimming in the Zambezi river while in the company of two other boys.
The uncle to the deceased, Caesar Ngobola, has confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Nalolo today.
Mr. Ngobola said as they were swimming, the other two boys realised that their colleague was missing.
The two boys then rushed out of the river while screaming that Mate was caught by a crocodile.
Mr. Ngobola disclosed that after a short while, Mate’s friends and other members of the community who were attracted by the commotion from the boys saw the reptile disappearing with the boy in the deep waters of the Zambezi river.
He said the community of Siyubu II village immediately started a search for Mate’s body which has however not yet been found.
When asked whether the matter has been reported to police, Mr. Ngobola replied that no family member has shown interest and taken up the responsibility to report the incident.