Woman mauled to death while having sex
A lion mauled a woman to death while she was having sex with her boyfriend.
Sharai Mawera died at the scene after the animal attacked her during the encounter at a secluded spot in the African bush. Her boyfriend fled naked and raised the alarm.
A friend said: ‘She had bloody bruises all over her body. Her neck and tummy had been mauled.
‘The boyfriend used to often meet at the same spot with his girlfriend, who is now deceased.
‘The two were romping. The lion came from behind and roared.
‘The guy managed to escape before stopping at a distance, where he witnessed his companion being attacked. He rushed to the road, seeking help.’
Police went to the scene of the attack near Kariba, in Zimbabwe, to find the victim dead.
Ms Mawera worked in a market and her lover is a fisherman, the friend said.
Armed rangers from Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority are hunting the lion, which is thought to have killed a man while he walked home from a nightclub at the weekend.
His remains were found on the outskirts of the town, which lies near the Zambezi river.
Police believe that, because the woman was mauled rather than eaten, the same lion could have been responsible for both attacks and not regained its appetite since devouring part of its first victim.
Zimbabwe’s state-controlled Herald newspaper added: ‘Residents of the town are now living in fear as the lions are still roaming freely as they are yet to be caught.’