Shallow pockets for Dalu Mncube

The community managed to raise a paltry $5,700 to send the body of mauled zoo worker Dalu Mncube back to his home country, about half of what was needed.

So a warm hearted local businessman, car dealer Mark Cromie has offered to step in and make up the difference. Mr Cromie’s business had previously been involved with sponsorship with the wildlife park and he also wanted to say thank you to Mr Mncube for all the work he’d done.

It’s surprising that the state didn’t take the initiative and make the offer to repatriate Mr Mncube, after all the Lion Man series didn’t just drum-up tourist trade for Zion Wildlife Gardens but for New Zealand too, it was the least they should’ve done under the circumstances.