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The black mamba is one of the fastest and most dangerous snakes in Africa. Courtesy Photo

South African Judge Dies of Snake Bite in Zambia

"We are devastated. No words. What an incredible man. His wife, Catherine, is still on her own in Zambia. They were touring Africa. We as a family were very, very proud of him," a relative Ruby Steenkamp told South Africa's News24 site.
posted onMay 21, 2019
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By BBC

South African Labour Court Judge Anton Steenkamp, 57, has died after being bitten by a black mamba - one of the most venomous snakes - while on holiday in Zambia.

"We are devastated. No words. What an incredible man. His wife, Catherine, is still on her own in Zambia. They were touring Africa. We as a family were very, very proud of him," a relative Ruby Steenkamp told South Africa's News24 site.

South African newspaper columnist Max du Preez paid tribute to Judge Steenkamp, describing him as a "clever, kind, progressive man of great integrity".

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