One giant leap for Zambian tourism

Zambia's tourism minister bungee jumps at Victoria Falls to reassure visitors after a snapped rope sent backpacker plunging

Zambia's tourism minister Given Lubinda made a bungee jump from the Victoria Falls to reassure visitors, after a rope snapped sending a woman plunging into the Zambezi River over New Year. Given Lubinda took the brave step on Monday after shocking footage was shown around the world of  the jump  by a 22-year-old Australian which nearly ended in a catastrophe.

The backpacker miraculously survived despite being plunged head first into the rapids when the bungee cord snapped as she leaped from the 360 foot high bridge over the falls on New Year's Eve. Chilling footage of her fall was posted on Youtube and became an online sensation, sparking a string of headlines around the world about the incident

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GrPmJ4NXVDQ

Atta trusts that other tourism minsters will follow his example in similar situations!