Buffaloes Cause Havoc In Chibuwe

Buffaloes are causing sleepless nights to villagers in Chibuwe area of Musikavanhu constituency in Chipinge.

The buffaloes, which are straying from Save Conservancy, have so far killed a villager – Peyisai Manzini of Mutorwa Village – who was doing laundry along Save River and also injured a village head on Thursday.
Manzini was buried on May 31.

On Thursday, Mutape Chironzwi Mapondo of Mapondo Village survived death by a whisker after he was attacked by a stray buffalo along Save River.

He was rushed to Chibuwe Clinic where he was treated and discharged.
Chipinge Rural District Council Ward 20 councillor, Councillor Charles Mugidho confirmed the incident.

“I can confirm that Village Head Chironzwi Mapondo of Mapondo Village was attacked by a buffalo in his area on Thursday night. He sustained injuries on the head and leg.

“He was rushed to Chibuwe Clinic where he was treated and discharged. The incident occurred barely a few days after we buried a woman who was killed by another buffalo,” said Cllr Mugidho.

He urged villagers to be vigilant as they risk losing their lives to the marauding buffaloes.

Cllr Mugidho said reports were made to the Department of Parks and Wildlife and they are now waiting for the deployment of rangers to the area.

-Manica Post

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