A Zimbabwean tourist has reported died after slipping and falling into the Victoria Falls in Livingstone where he was taking selfies close to the edge of the gorge. Media reports indicate that the man fell as he was taking pictures. Mwebantu posted this message: This is the last known picture of a 40 year old, […]
A Zimbabwean tourist has reported died after slipping and falling into the Victoria Falls in Livingstone where he was taking selfies close to the edge of the gorge.
Media reports indicate that the man fell as he was taking pictures.
Mwebantu posted this message: This is the last known picture of a 40 year old, Zimbabwean man on holiday with his family, who slipped and fell into the Victoria Falls on New Year’s Day, while attempting to take pictures.
The following are comments from readers:
Muzoka Lweendo : He was being stupid surely.
DJ Mzenga Man Worldwide: I think such places need to have a boundary or zone that tourists cant surpass when taking pictures or having fun. Makes a sad reading! Mhsrip.
Nelly Mwanaabull : Such places are dangerous, too many water spirits, the other day I watched The man who drowned like he was just being pulled . Sad
Alex Johnson : Condolence to the family, please as we go out in these adventure of ours let us be more careful, can the relevant authority put a boundaries around here, before we even lose more souls
Terry Moono : Many a times, life offers us choices. He chose to be foolish leaving his family and friends in grief. Condolences to the family
Meghan Kristy: Some of the risks people take for social media attention are just not necessary. Condolences to his family.
Kasonde Katongo : Sadly this happens a lot recently, people taking pictures very close to danger . We should careful not risk our lives over a Picture or video . Condolences to his family
Matildah C Munkombwe : People should always be careful when they visit this place. This place is ancient and always slippery. Sad development.
Abubakar Banda :It wasn’t really necessary to reach those extremes.. Condolences to the family.
Bo Mwangala Lubinda: Time to rethink of making health & safety measures alongside the Falls. This is devastating news. Deepest condolences to his friends & family who have been left traumatised by this very sad event.
Titus Phiri : My condolences, the authorities should put a small boundary. I almost slipped in 2011.
Lucas Chaebwa : Very very sad especially that the girl in the picture could be his daughter. She will be traumatized through out her life
Tapi Tap : It has to be barricaded before more men end up losing their lives in a quest to try and impress by doing some senseless daredevil acts like this. Let’s be a little wiser.
Noela Ghat Joice : When death is smiling at you find that even the most dangerous of places or things seem fun doing or going close to. Rip
Kingy Mweene : People are excited with phones nowadays, boundaries have to be marked somewhere to avoid losing more lives. Sad development there.
Jurst Ynna JahCare
Why do people go tO : dangerous places in the name if having fun. Playing with crocs and other wildlife.
Bornface S Mulenga: If some of us laugh u will say we are heartless, how do u honestly take such risks just for pictures? maybe he even had alcohol running through his veins eishh… what excitement does sometimes is beyond comprehension, may his family be strengthened as…
imba Phiri : This is a perfect example of what Photoshop was created for. No need to get dangerously close to the falls. Just use technology safely in your home. Anyway sad story.
Innocent Chishala : May we think before acting in 2021. Amen
Those stones are slippery during this time of the year. Too bad for the lady what a traumatising experience.
Ras Afrika : Sad loss (MHSRIP). The dark side of the smart phone and social media era…probably was thinking of likes.
Gra Ce : When death calls , you can’t see the danger in whatever u are doing..it’s shameful he went in that manner ..what meant to be a celebration turned into sorrow..so sad..may God comfort the family
Simasiku Bernard : So sad why can’t it be fenced at least one or two meters away to protect lives from being lost..
Ntombi Lucy Mulongo : He Fell from the Zimbabwean side. The falls has no barriers on the Zim side making it very dangerous.. Sad about the accident.
Akende K Matongo :That was total negligence from the victim, we don’t play such games to please us
Kabwe Mwela : I wonder why people get as close as that just for pictures, and others even lie pa edge of the falls Sad
Mary Chibamba : I saw many people last week taking risks getting too close to the edge. Sad indeed
Parker Desler : if it was in zambia then we could accused PF,.,,,any way PF must explain this,,
many lives have been lost on their watch
Jimmie Zulu : When death is after you,you see no danger in most cases,too bad
Andrew Sakala II : The force from the water waves took him away. Life is not all about to make a name by doing wrong things. We end up looking stupid.
Cecy Mariah : Risks people take with that thing awe sure,last i was there a white man slipped and disappeared just like that.That place is not your friend friendly as it my seem
Masugzyo Jojo Nyirongo: Hmm we don’t have any markings to signal where not to reach? This is very sad.
Chikondi Sane : So far there has been bad news for the past 3 days my God. Even corona virus changed its surname. And when I refuse to go to the falls each time am Livingstone people don’t understand.
Timothy Chichi : Safety first, they should put up measures to avoid further damages.
Muche Mwila Muchemwa : The ministry of tourism should put a boundary indicating how far a tourist can go.. MHSRIEP
Mambwe Mwansa : It’s a sad development,but sometimes we cause such, honestly how do you get that close simply because of a pic.All because you want to show yowa FB friends that u visited the place,but kwena.. ….