The young man identified as one Important Nyathi has disappeared.
According to Daily Sun SA, Nyathi, a 21-year-old man was cooling off in the river when he suddenly started yelling.
His cousin Bright Mkhonto, 16, and a friend on the river bank thought he was joking.
“Help! The river snake has got me! It is dragging me away to its lair! Quick!” he shouted.
When they realised he was sinking, they jumped in and tried to save him. But whenever they got hold of him it seemed something dragged him back.
And when they realised that they were also being pulled down, they let go as Important disappeared in the deep water!
Daily Sun SA reports that Bright and his friend from Casteel near Bushbuckridge in Mpumalanga ran home, screaming that Important had been taken by the river snake.
Uncle Nature Silinda, 32, said the boys were sent to a family in the village to deliver money on Wednesday when they decided to go for a quick swim.
“Bright said he and the friend tried to rescue Important, but the snake dragged all three with such force they had to let go to save their own lives.”
The family ran to the river, but were too afraid to dive in.
Residents soon came to the river banks and a vigil was held as divers kept searching.
Captain Mpho Nonyane said the rescue had to be called off when it got too dark. “The man’s body was found the next day at the bottom of the river.”
She added Important had no bleeding or visible injuries.
“A post mortem will establish the cause of death.”
The family said they had no doubt the river snake killed him.
“Every year, it takes a villager to the bottom of the river. This year, Important was the sacrifice,” said Nature. “He was a strong swimmer, so could not have drowned. Only the snake could have taken him.” PLACE YOUR TEXT ADVERT BELOW:>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> How I Made Me =N=2.5 MILLION In 7 Days from 2 Common Product I Imported and how you can do the same. Click HERE FOR FREE Details right now Warning To Men: This 3 Foods Is Killing Your Erection. Click Here To Know Them Secret Fruits that increased my Manhood and makes me last 55 minutes+ all time - Click here to get it Warning: Got Arthritis? 3 Simple Ways To Get Cured And Be Permanently Free From Joint Pains. Click Here To See Them REVEALED!! Reduce Your Blood Sugar Level And Reverse Diabetics Within A Short Period Of Time. Click Here To See How MIDNIGHT,Pressed Mr Kilanko Suddenly Couldn't Urinate. Shrink your Enlarged Prostrate Here! Click Here Now