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Springbok kills lion Print E-mail
Written by James Hunt   
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:14

The Mac Donald family, formally of Mufulira, moved to Zimba in the early 1950s & started to work a tobacco farm.

Andy the middle son, had already established himself as a world class rugby player having played for the Boks in the 1960 All Black tour to South Africa & was also part of that sad, politically disrupted tour to New Zealand in 1965.

Andy then decided to play dead, & the lion, now weakening rapidly , moved off a short distance to die. Andy waited a while until there was quiet, & tried to move away. The big feline returned & attacked him again. This cat & mouse game went on for some time. Eventually the lion expired.

his feet making his way back to the farmhouse along the bush track. Adding to the drama was that Andy's panic stricken gunbearer was unable to accurately direct the brother to the site of the attack. In the haste & confusion they drove right past the hapless Andy