A Zimbabwean fisherman has been killed by a crocodile that reportedly devoured his penis.

Paul Nyamhanza, 27, of Hopley in Harare, was killed near Beatrice in Mashonaland, some 34 miles (54 km) southwest of the capital.

He was casting nets for fish with his younger brother Jeremiah, 19, at the Elladale Farm Dam when the reptile attacked him, Bulawayo 24 reported on Thursday.

When Zimparks rangers recovered his body later they found his penis had been bitten off.

Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza confirmed the grisly circumstances of Mr Nyamhanza’s death.

‘I confirm the death of a man from Hopley in Harare, who was attacked by a crocodile at a dam in Beatrice,’ he said.

‘The deceased was in the company of another adult man casting their fishing nets when he was attacked by the reptile.’

Inspector Mwanza warned fishermen and others to stay away from waters where crocodiles are known to lurk. (DailyMail)