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A woman has been killed by a crocodile while doing laundry at the Nandoni Dam in Tshitomboni village, outside Thohoyandou, Limpopo.
Collins Chabane Municipal ward councillor, Phillip Munyai says the community conducted a search after a 25-year-old woman did not return home.
Munyai says only the head of the woman was found.
Police have opened an inquest docket. Munyai says the lack of water supply forces the villagers to risk their lives fetching water for domestic use and doing laundry at the crocodile-infested Nandoni Dam.
“The family noticed her when she was going for washing but they didn’t notice when she got back. We went there and search for her body. We were disappointed when we found that the body is already lost, eaten by the crocodile – only her head which is left. So we plead to the government to speed up water distribution for the community. We don’t have drinking water, washing water since the establishment of the Nandoni Dam.”