Dad flees from Elephants, abandons children


A father who was walking his children to school abandoned them and fled after coming face-to-face with a herd of elephants at Tewane village near Mahalapye.

Struck with the fear and fright, the dad, who was escorting the children from a nearby arable farm (masimo) to where they attend school, ran away to safety, leaving his children behind when he saw the herd, that was probably minding its own business, approaching.

All protective paternal instincts of flew out of the window and witnesses who saw him whiz passed them quipped he would have made Nijel Amos green with envy. The man only realised after arriving home that he had left his children back in the forest, and that if there was any danger, the young ones were now much more exposed to it.

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