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newsNews24 reports that the widow of a security guard who was trampled to death on Saturday by an elephant at the Foskor Mine in Phalaborwa, Limpopo, is still battling to come to terms with her partner's death.  

Family spokesperson Constance Kobeng said her sister-in-law was not coping at all and that the tragic incident had affected her severely.  Eric Kgatla, 45, was employed by Foskor Zirconia, which is contracted to Foskor Pty Ltd.  He was on duty on the day an elephant trampled him to death.  Kobeng said she believed that Kgatla had left his guardroom to go to the toilet when the elephant saw and then killed him.  The mine property is adjacent to the Kruger National Park, so animals do at times apparently break through the fence and move into the mining area.  On Monday morning, the family went to Kgatla's workplace and his colleagues showed them the place where he had died.  "We were told by his seniors that the elephant that killed him has not been found yet.  They said they don't know where it is," Kobeng indicated.  Kgatla will be buried on Saturday at his home in Bolobedu, Limpopo.

  • Read the full original of Ntwaagae Seleka’s report in the above regard at News24

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