The former student at the University of Pretoria Megan van der Zwan was battered to death by a lioness in a game reserve near Hammanskraal, South Africa.
The Incident happened on February, 27.when she accompanied her friend to conduct an interview for an assignment at the Kevin Richardson’s Wildlife Sanctuary, located at the Welgedacht Private Game Reserve outside Pretoria.
Constable Connie Mohanedi police spokesperson said, the lioness attacked the pair as they were approaching their car to leave.
Mohanedi said an inquest docket was opened, but would not give much information “as the investigation is at a “sensitive stage”.
Megan and her friend were visiting the game reserve belonging to “lion whisperer” Kevin Richardson.
They wanted to interview the camp manager. Kevin says they were taking pictures outside the camp when the attack occurred.
He says he and one of his experienced colleagues were talking the lions one of their regular weekly walks through the reserve.
“One of the lionesses took off chasing after an impala. She must have run about 2-2,5km before she came across the 22-year-old outside their car.”
On Thursday the Pretoria High School for Girls Old Girls’ Association presented a tribute on Megan on its Facebook page.
Megan was genuinely harmed and paramedics couldn’t spare her, Netcare 991 representative Nick Dollman said.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. It’s not yet known who was going to the hold with her.
The University of Pretoria ‘s choir, Tuks Camerata paid tribute to her amid a memorial service last Wednesday at the Hatfield Christian church.
Richardson’s Wildlife Sanctuary composed on it`s Facebook page:
“We want to ensure that everyone understands that the young women involved in the incident are in no way to blame. Obviously being out in the open in any Reserve carries personal risk, however, we do not believe they were irresponsible in any way,”
In the mean time,parents of the deceased are doing combating to grapple with their girl’s demise.
Megan’s dad Gerard, let you know on Thursday that her dedication benefit, wasn’t a “grieving administration”.
“We commended her life since she was a superb individual and an offspring of the Lord.”
Be that as it may, Gerard would not like to expound on the occurrence in which his girl had lost her life.
“I wasn’t there, in what capacity should I comprehend what happened,” he said. The to some degree level tone of his voice unmistakably proposes he’s attempting to manage the passing of his capable girl.
“Trust me, I’m not in a passionate state to discuss it,” Gerard said.
“We’re not doing admirably.”
He talked about his little girl’s accomplishments at college and as a choir vocalist:
“She got a degree in information design from the University of Pretoria. She was a member of Tuks’ Camerata choir for five years and travelled overseas with them on three occasions.”
Gerard says he’s thinking about composing a book about her life, “however not exactly yet”.