In African cultures, snakes are generally associated with witchcraft – a fact that does not improve the already frayed relationship between mankind and reptiles. However, within a certain African community in Vleifontein lives a man who regards himself as the exception to this cultural belief. In fact, Denzel Ncube’s fondness for these slithering reptiles is no secret.
Ncube gives back to his community by educating the local people on the dangers as well as the beauty of snakes and what to do when confronted with them.
He makes an appeal to communities to not kill snakes when they encounter them as snakes are there to protect the biodiversity and ecosystem.
Denzel Ncube wants to teach people about snakes.
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Author: Maanda Bele
Date:10 June 2021
Maanda Bele, born and raised in Nzhelele Siloam, studied journalism at the Tshwane University of Technology.
He is passionate about current news and international affairs.
He worked as part of the Zoutnet team as an intern in 2017.
He is currently a freelance journalist specialising in news from the Vhembe district.