Elephants in Hwange trampled a 91-year-old man to death as he was rounding up his cattle, New Zimbabwe reports. The elephants that killed Siancumbi Mungombe are said to be part of the herd that is roaming the streets freely destroying people’s gardens and fruit trees. Narrating the incident Elijah Nkomo a Hwange Rural District Council employee said:
Siancumbi Mungombe (91) left home around 3 pm after telling his wife Grace Tshuma (81) that he was going to look for cattle in the nearby grazing area.
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He didn’t return home and the following day his wife informed other villagers that her husband had not returned home.
The villagers formed a search party that left for the bush where the body was found around 10 am Tuesday.
Mungombe had bruises all over his body and a fractured leg when his body was discovered. The body was retrieved by ZRP and Hwange magistrate Barbara Phiri waived postmortem because no foul play was suspected, according to the publication.
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