Lion on loose in Mpumalanga darted and captured

23 September 2018 - 13:23 By Mandla Khoza
A lion spotted by motorists along the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga is thought to have escaped from the Kruger National Park.
A lion spotted by motorists along the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga is thought to have escaped from the Kruger National Park.

A lion spotted by motorists along the N4 near Marloth Park in Mpumalanga has been darted and captured.

Spokesperson for the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Kholofelo Nkambule told SowetanLIVE that the lion would be returned to the Kruger National Park from which it is understood to have escaped.

“The lion has been found and darted. It is ready to be sent back to the park where it escaped from‚” said Nkambule.

The lion was sighted in the early hours of Sunday by motorists who posted a video and pictures on Facebook.

Traffic was earlier diverted to the old Tenbosch Road‚ but the busy N4 freeway that connects SA and Mozambique has since been reopened.


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