A horrifying turn of events that shocked Mzansi when a video of a man being mauled by a lion emerged on social media on Wednesday.
In a video that went viral a man known as Michael Hodge, who is said to be the owner of the game farm, is seen walking behind the lion, and then the lion turned around and chased him. The lion dragged and attacked Hodge.
While Hodge is lying in the ground, a lady is heard screaming for help while the man is asking for someone to hand him a gun to shoot the lion.
The lion, fondly known by social media fans as Shamba, was later shot and killed at the Marakele Predator Park - the incident that instigated an uproar on social media as users refer to Shamba's killing as cruel.
The hashtag RIPShamba was born, which top the trending list on Wednesday, throughout Thursday morning, even record producer, muso and a founder of a record label called Afrotainment DJ Tira also wants to honour Shimba by writing a song in his memory.
Can i compose a song in respect of Shamba 🙏 #RIPShamba chikichichaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
And some of the reactions to DJ Tira's 'upcoming track', are just hilarious:
Luma luma pic.twitter.com/JiErjFucda
While Hodge is reportedly recovering in hospital, seemingly Mzansi is mourning the death of Shamba. There's a memorial being held for the fallen lion.
I have been asked by the family to release the draft programme for comments
Comments due by COB i.e. 17:00 tomorrow
Programme can be enhanced with images and the likes pic.twitter.com/u3KxWTy8bX
Shamba's wife "Ziwewe" has described her husband as a loving Lion who always looked after his wife and kids, and would always preach for expropriation of Land without Compensation.
Ziwewe: I want justice for the brutal murder of my husband Shamba.#RIPShamba pic.twitter.com/n16zO1j3QJ