True love: Couple marries in Zimbabwe, even after crocodile ripped off bride’s right arm days to wedding

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A crocodile in Zimbabwe attacked a bride days to her wedding and ripped off her right arm. But the couple went ahead with the wedding on Saturday.

The Telegraph reported that Zanele Ndlovu, 25, and her now-husband Jamie Fox, 27, were canoeing in the Upper Zambezi River on April 30 when an 8-foot crocodile leapt out of the water and dragged Ndlovu into the water.

In this photo taken on Saturday, May, 5, 2018, Zanele Ndlovu, centre, and Jamie Fox hold hands on their wedding day at a hospital Chapel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. “In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience,” 27-year-old Jamie Fox told The Associated Press Monday, May 7. (AP Photo) ORG XMIT: XTM102
(Photo: AP)

“The crocodile just jumped out of the water and bit a chunk of my arm together with the side of the boat,” Ndlovu told Zimbabwe’s Chronicle. “The canoe started deflating, and it all happened so fast. The crocodile bit me again and pulled me into the water. My husband was thrown out on the opposite side so the boat was between us.” The groom started punching the reptile.

“Jamie swam over to where I was struggling with the crocodile that was trying to pull me to the bottom of the river and grabbed my waist and with the other hand he rained blows down on the crocodile,” Ndlovu told the Telegraph.

On May 5, Zanele Ndlovu walks down the aisle on her wedding day at a hospital Chapel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. A couple attacked by a crocodile wedded days later in a Zimbabwean hospital, where the bride was recovering after losing an arm. “In one week we went from shock and agony to a truly amazing experience,” 27-year-old Jamie Fox told The Associated Press Monday, May 7. (Photo: AP)

“I was shouting, trying to save her,” Fox told the Associated Press. “She was not complaining of pain when we managed to pull her out of the water, maybe because of the shock. We were hoping the doctors would save her arm but that was not to be.”

With Ndlovu still undergoing medical treatment, the couple married in a hospital chapel in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, days later. They had to scratch an appearance at their planned wedding venue, the AP reported.

USA Today reported that despite the traumatic experience, Ndlovu isn’t letting the situation get her down.

“I spent a lot of time preparing for my wedding day, running around for a venue, decor and so forth,” she told the Chronicle. “I didn’t know fate would have me wed in a hospital chapel, with one limb missing. But in all this, I’m not complaining. My wedding was the best, and I have a wonderful husband.”

Ndlovu, who also suffered injuries to her left hand, was released from the hospital on Monday, AP reports. The couple plans to move to the United Kingdom.

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