Bride goes ahead with wedding despite having arm bitten off by crocodile. Love conquers all!


A bride-to-be was determined to keep her wedding date despite losing her arm to a crocodile just days before in a horrific attack.


Cece Winans once sang;

“Love suffers long and it’s kind to all (all the time), It never fails, helping others (never seeks her own)
Love always bears and endureth all. Without love everything would fall. Love is the greatest gift that (God has given us) It never leaves, Love is stronger (than anything). I can have faith to remove mountains, but it means nothing without love.”

Usually when you see crocodiles attacking people, it is in movies. You would think this touching story is a Hollywood script, however it really happened. Zanele Ndlovu and her fiance Jamie Fox were canoeing down the Zambezi river in Zimbabwe when the crocodile launched at her and tore off her arm.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 reads;

The bride Zanele Ndlovu signs a marriage certificate while the groom Jimmy Fox (left) and a pastor witness during a wedding held at a local hospital in Bulawayo. (picture by Nkosizile Ndlovu) ….

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.


Jamie managed to save her but she was losing so much blood it was feared that she may die from the wound. A make-shift tourniquet was applied and she was rushed to hospital where surgeons managed to save her life but were unable to save most of her limb.

Despite her horrific injuries she was determined not to miss her wedding day and was allowed to use the hospital chapel to get married before her wounds had even healed.

A Minister presided over the ceremony at the Mater Dei Hospital in Bulawayo where the remarkable wedding took place on Sunday. It is believed the couple had wanted to get married at Victoria Falls but the crocodile attack meant a drastic change of venue was needed.

We pray for the newly wed couple and wish them well as they begin their life together.

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Image Credit Nkosizile Ndlovu



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