A Binga fisherman died under mysterious circumstances while fishing with his brother in the Kawunga area on the Zambezi River on Thursday last week.
According to a police report, Geneva Muleya (38) of Siavhandu village under Chief Saba fell off a canoe (boat) in which he was seated behind his bother Remember Mungombe, aged 27, of Katanye village in Chief Siachilaba area. The police report said:
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On 21 May, Remember Mungombe and the now-deceased were sailing using a canoe on the Zambezi River going for fishing in Kawunga area.
The two brothers were seated one behind the other in the canoe.
Mungombe, who was in the front, suddenly heard the sound of splashing water and upon checking, he saw that his brother had fallen into the water and was drowning.
Mungombe reportedly watched helplessly while his brother drowned. On the following day, he teamed up with other fishermen to search for the body which they retrieved under a log in the water.
A Binga magistrate waived post-mortem as no foul play was suspected.