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Man dies after crocodile attack


Man dies after a crocodile attack. Farai Mashindi of Mapindu Village, Chief Bota, had gone fishing with his brother, Trust Mashindi (35) at Manjirenji Dam using nets when the crocodile attacked him. A fishing expedition at night ended in tragedy after a 31-year-old man from Zaka in Masvingo was killed by a crocodile on Monday last week.

Masvingo provincial spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident. He said: On 15 November around 6 pm, Farai and his brother went fishing at Manjirenji Dam using nets and at around 8 pm Farai was attacked by a crocodile.

Trust tried to help his brother but the crocodile disappeared with him in the water. Insp Dhewa said Trust rushed back to the village and informed fellow villagers and a report was made to the police. He said:

The community, the police and officials from Zimparks conducted a search at the dam. At around 5 pm the following day the body was retrieved with a ruptured stomach and a broken left hand.

Insp Dhewa urged members of the public to desist from fishing in crocodile-infested water bodies.

Source – Sunday News

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