Touring Zimbabwean woman survives crocodile attack to say 'I do'

May 5 2018 Zenele Ndlovu walks down the aisle on her wedding day at a hospital Chapel in Bulawayo Zimbabwe

Touring Zimbabwean woman survives crocodile attack to say 'I do'

A BRIDE has walked down the aisle five days after her arm was ripped off by a crocodile.

The couple had their wedding planned for a sports club in Bulawayo, but adjusted at the last minute to a hospital chapel, with 60 of their closest family and friends, reported The Sun. Mater Dei doctors amputated what was left of her severed arm, but she remained in high spirits.

Ndlovu and her fiancé were canoeing on the Zambezi, one of Africa's longest rivers on April 30 when a crocodile attacked them. The couple married five days later. The crocodile bit me again and pulled me into the water.

"The waters were very calm and there were about seven boats in the water when the crocodile just jumped out and bit a chunk of my right arm together with the side of the canoe, which started deflating. My husband was thrown out on the opposite side, so the boat was between us". The venue moved to the hospital, where she was still recovering.

With her surgeon's medical advice in tow, the bride and groom didn't let a lost arm or a change in venue disrupt their plans to say "I Do" or damper their outlook on the day. The love birds planned to have their wedding at the Busters Sports Club in Bulawayo but chose to exchange vows at the hospital chapel instead, calling 60 of their closest friends and relatives. "I didn't know fate would have me Wednesday in a hospital chapel, with one limb missing". He visited her a number of times and proposed on Valentine's Day this year. But in all this, I'm not complaining.

Despite all this, "my wedding was the best", Ms Ndlovu-Fox said.

"This incident actually made me feel the deep meaning in our vows".

The 27-year-old, who reportedly works for the National Citizen Service, told the paper: "She's been so courageous and to be able to get married just five days after this happened is unbelievable. For the better or worse, in sickness and in health, that's just how our love is going to be", said Fox.

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