A 22-year-old Chiredzi man’s bid to flee demise from a charging buffalo didn’t materialise as he met a unique type of demise via drowning.
In an virtually comparable incident, one other 22-year-old man drowned when a canoe he was utilizing to cross a flooded river was attacked by a hippopotamus in the midst of a dam.
Within the first occasion, Tensen Mabhuyo of Shine Plus, Hippo Valley Estates, Chiredzi, met his destiny in Muteri Dam the place he had gone fishing with three colleagues.
Mabhuyo had accompanied Cornelius Muchazvirega (24), Needmore Makwela (20) and Shelton Mabwaushe (31), all of Shine Plus within the Lowveld sugar-producing estates on a fishing expedition at Muteri Dam.
Whereas fishing, the three noticed a buffalo charging in direction of them they usually all jumped into the water for security.
Muchazvirega, Makwela and Mabwaushe managed to swim to the protection of a tree in center of the water physique however Mabhuyo drowned as he couldn’t swim.
His three colleagues went on to report the matter to the police the next day for Mabhuyo’s physique to be recovered from the dam on the identical day.
In the meantime, Tafadzwa Mafungauchi of Maponde, Chiredzi, additionally drowned within the Runde River close to Chilonga Bridge whereas attempting to cross utilizing a canoe.
Mafungauchi wished to go to Chilonga Enterprise Centre when he boarded a canoe that was being operated by Nelson Could and Onias Mashaila, each aged 22 from Chief Sengwe’s space in Chiredzi.
The canoe capsized when the three bought attacked by a hippopotamus within the water.
Could and Mashaila managed to swim throughout to the opposite facet however Mafungauchi drowned as he couldn’t swim.
His physique was discovered floating whereas being surrounded by crocodiles.
Masvingo police spokesperson, Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident and urged folks to keep away from crossing flooded rivers.