A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm.
Zanele Ndlovu, a former national tennis player, married Jamie Fox on Saturday in a chapel at Bulawayo’s Mater Dei hospital where she was treated for her injuries, reports the Sunday News.
“This has never happened before and it is quite exciting. You can tell people are all excited about this,” a hospital staffer told the paper.
Zanele Ndlovu,a former tennis player was canoeing w her man at #VictoriaFalls,#Zimbabwe when a croc attacked them she lost her arm last week.She tied the knot while recovering at #Bulawayo Mater Dei Hospital.Quick recovery https://t.co/RZgBzXMy4f & Congrats. pic.twitter.com/54mKDbnF1n
— KingJayZim (@KingJayZim) May 6, 2018
Congratulation Amhlope Zanele Ndlovu. I wish you the best in your marriage. Disability does't mean inability. I wish you a quick recovery in Jesus Name. pic.twitter.com/TO2O49l0pU
— Silas Makamure (@silkamels) May 8, 2018
Against all odds:Zanele Ndlovu marries Briton Jamie Fox in a hospital chapel in Zimbabwe, just days after she had her right arm torn off by a crocodile pic.twitter.com/RjKoeTJrBu
— Zimcupid (@zimcupid) May 8, 2018
Ndlovu and Fox were in an inflatable boat in the Zambezi River above the Victoria Falls when they were attacked by the crocodile last week.
“During the attack the crocodile gripped her arm and ripped it off while her partner made frantic efforts to save her. They are lucky to be alive though,” an unnamed family member told the paper.
Out of all animals, crocodiles were behind the biggest number of fatal attacks on humans in Zimbabwe last year, with 21 killed by the reptiles between January and December, according to a Chronicle report.
A short video clip from the ceremony shows the moment the groom kisses the bride.