An employee at the National Railways Of Zimbabwe (NRZ), Thomas Mupusa, aged 43, was found dead in a suspected lion attack while on duty in Dete.
The incident was confirmed by Matabeleland North police spokesperson Chief Inspector Siphiwe Makonese who said that the deceased left home in Dete centre for work at Kennedy Railway Siding last Tuesday night when he was killed. He added:
Police attended to a scene at Kennedy Railway Siding where a body was found near the Railway line. It is suspected that he was killed by lions.
New Zimbabwe reports that police and rangers from ZimParks found Mupusa’s body on Thursday about 50 metres from the railway line with scars all over while the right leg was mauled and intestines protruding.
Police and rangers attended the scene after Clement Moyo who was Mupusa’s workmate who was manning a boom gate at Kennedy Farm alerted them. They took the body to Hwange Colliery Hospital waiting for transfer to Bulawayo for postmortem.
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