A 13-year-old boy from Bulima died after being bitten by a black mamba. Talent Ndlovu was herding cattle and died soon after the attack.
Headman Nsenganyondo said:
A boy from Malalume area was bitten on his hand by a black mamba and died moments later. He was herding cattle with his two siblings when he was attacked by the snake which fled into a tree. It appears the boys did not see the snake until it struck Talent
The other two youngsters said they had advised Talent to return home and inform the elders about the incident soon after it happened but he insisted that he was fine and said the pain would subside.
Moments later Talent started complaining that he could not breathe or move his body and his brothers realised that he was in trouble.