In Memoriam - Professional Hunter Godson Saitabau Trampled & Killed in Tanzania

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  1. AFRICAN INDABA

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    Professional Hunter Trampled & Killed in Tanzania

    Professional Hunter Godson Saitabau has been trampled and killed by a cow elephant with a calf while guiding a client in Tanzania. Apparently, the client and tracker were unharmed. The accident took place in the Mahenge Open Area.
     
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    That's very sad indeed.What happened?What company did he work for?Did he fail to stop the charge?May you please provide us with some more information about this sad event?MAY GOD REST HIS SOUL IN PEACE.AMEEN
     
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    Oh man....

    Prayers for all....
     
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    PH Killed By Elephant In Tanzania

    (posted August 14, 2009)

    Professional Hunter Godson Saitabau has been trampled and killed by an elephant while guiding a client in Tanzania. I learned of the terrible accident from Charlie Goldenberg of Premier Safaris, who says the accident took place in the Mahenge Open Area. Saitabau has guided in the past for Abdul Mulla of Francolin Safaris, who was able to give me a few more details.

    Seems Saitabau was trampled by a cow elephant with a calf. According to Mulla, Saitabau and a tracker were following some elephants to see if the group contained a good bull. They were unaware that a cow elephant protecting her calf had seen them and was pursuing them. Mulla says the cow targeted Saitabau and killed him. Apparently, the client and tracker were unharmed. Saitabau was guiding for a company called Rana Tours and Hunting.
     
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    It is very sad event.
    Witold
     
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    hi @Brent in Az it says on your post under the main heading
    "(posted August 14, 2009)"
    just wondering what that date is?

    oops just seen that the african indaba post is from oct 21st 2009 .

    sad but its a while ago now......
     
  8. Brent in Az

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    That was my thought also. At first I didn't see the date, until I looked twice. But I came across the small article, because someone was asking for more details from African Indaba.

    Stay safe out there guys!
     
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    Man, how sad..Again
     

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