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13 stray elephants terrorize Shurugwi residents

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13 stray elephants terrorize Shurugwi residents. District Development Co-ordinator (DDC) Romeo Shangwa said they have since alerted the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) about the stray jumbos.

Thirteen (13) stray elephants were spotted on Saturday morning at Ruchanyu resettlement in Shurugwi South and a local official has warned residents to stay clear of the mammoth beasts as they can get easily upset. Said Shangwa:

These thirteen elephants are at Ruchanyu and I have phoned and alerted the Department of National parks. They said that they have no transport and we are making a plan to go and collect them.

I urge the community in areas like Gakaka, Ruchanyu and Marishongwe to stay clear of these animals as they easily get agitated and can be dangerous. Zimparks spokesperson Tinashe Farawo recently said they are anticipating an increase in more human-wildlife cases as the dry season approaches.

He said there is often a surge in human-wildlife conflicts during the dry season as wild animals invade settlements in search of food.

Farawo was speaking soon after two people were killed while two others were seriously injured after being trampled by a stray elephant in Chitekete in the Gokwe North District.

Source – Pindula News

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im man crosses Limpopo carrying brother’s corpse. Peterson Makuvire (36) was bringing his brother, Norman, home from South Africa after falling sick. A Zimbabwean man from Mwenezi, Masvingo, recently carried the corpse of his brother across Limpopo after the latter died at the river.


Masvingo Mirror reports that a Police report in the hands of both South Africa and Zimbabwe confirms the incident that happened last Wednesday…Learn More.

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