Developing ……Tourist falls into Zambezi rainforest danger zone

By Nokuthaba Dlamini

A male tourist fell into the Zambezi rainforest’s danger zone in Victoria Falls Friday afternoon after allegedly slipping off while taking pictures, CITE has learnt.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) Matabeleland North parks area manager, Samson Chibaya, confirmed the incident which happened approximately at 3pm. 

“The details are still sketchy, but it is true that a male local tourist just fell into the rainforest,” Chibaya said. 

“We do not know yet where he was coming from, but details surrounding his tragedy are still being investigated by our parks officials.” 

However, according to other tourist sources the victim was in the company of a female person when he slid. 

“We have been part of them as tourists and there were two of them in front of us,” the tourist said. 

“They were walking through the points taking turns shooting pictures and when they reached the danger zone. We suspect that he slipped and fell as he tried to take pictures. We were alerted by the woman’s scream and she told us that he had slipped and fallen. Because of the showers and the mist, we could not trace him after that, and that’s when we went to alert the parks officials.”

Zimparks spokesperson, Tinashe Farawo, said he hadn’t been notified. 

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