“I screamed for help, and, the next thing, I saw my wife on top of the reptile, fighting it.
“Then it let go of me, and by that time, my lower arm had been severed,’’ the 47-year old farmer added.
“The water was all red with blood, I then saw his face as he waved good-bye,’’ Shintangu was quoted as saying.
She pulled him back from the crocodile’s jaws, but the reptile launched a third attack. Shintangu’s screams alerted people from a nearby village who pulled the couple out of the river.
“For that act of bravery, we decided to honour her’’, Ngondo told dpa.
“I am not saying jump in the river and fight a crocodile, but the fact is that she did it without thinking twice. Men must see how prepared our women are to save us from danger’’, the governor was quoted by The Namibian as saying.