Eleven elephants have been spotted to be roaming around Madadeni in the Nkomazi region over the weekend. It is believed that the elephants are from Mozambique and they made their way to the Kingdom of Eswatini and eventually to Mpumalanga.
The Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) was alerted of the situation and have sent out a team of wildlife experts who have since been working tirelessly to ensure that these elephants are not a threat to human life and are taken back in a safe manner without endangering the lives of those around the surrounding communities.
In the meantime MTPA has appealed to the members of the communities not to resort to violence and provoke these elephants in any way as this could result in the elephants endangering their lives.
“We appeal for the communities to work with our team of experts as we continue to monitor the situation on the ground and ensure the elephant’s safe return.”