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SowetanLive reports that nearly six months after losing his eye during a vicious attack by a hyena at a Musina game farm in Limpopo, Frans Ndlovu is reflecting on the incident that has changed his life.

Ndlovu, a father of two, narrowly survived an encounter in the dark with a hyena in November last year at the farm where he was guarding wildlife against poachers. This week, Ndlovu's recovery was highlighted by hospital group Netcare as one of its successes in plastic reconstruction surgery. Ndlovu underwent complex treatment on his face, which had muscles torn away and bone splintered from fracture due to the force of the hyena's bite. “It was very, very scary, but I am alive,” said Ndlovu, who added: "I have accepted the situation, and now I am a free man. I even went to the place where the accident happened; even yesterday, I went there. I took food to security guards, and everything was okay.” Ndlovu said the incident happened while he was relaxing. According to Ndlovu’s employer, Izak Nel, the animal would not let go until one of the men broke a chair over it, and even then, it did not retreat. Bleeding profusely from his head and shoulder, Ndlovu was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors initially stabilised him before he was transferred by helicopter to the emergency department at Netcare Pholoso Hospital in Polokwane.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Herman Moloi at SowetanLive

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