A village head was reportedly trampled to death by a herd of raging bulls from Moyo Ranch under Zibagwe Rural District, the Chronicle reports. According to the publication, the bulls are believed to be part of the herd that is aimlessly wandering in the area unattended and attacking villagers wearing bright red clothes.
The news of the village head’s death at the hands of the raging bulls was confirmed by the area’s councilor, Councillor Idirashe Dongo who said:
We lost a village head recently after the bulls gored him and trampled on him and smashing him against trees. It is so sad the way these animals are behaving, they are behaving like buffalos now and everyone is living in fear.
…Three herdsmen were saved by a tree after the cattle pounced on them as they were herding their cattle in the ranch
Everyone is living in fear of the cattle. Children who attend Bvumira Primary School are at risk as some of the cattle were spotted near the school in recent days. And we are afraid that once we open schools, we would have subjected our children to danger.
She further said no one was claiming ownership of the cattle:
I assumed office and found these cattle around still roaming around with no-one to claim ownership. You never know since no one is dipping them, they might have contracted rabis and turned wild. I have since reported the matter to police and they came and witnessed.
Kwekwe District Civil Protection Unit Chairperson, Mr. Fortune Mpungu confirmed the unnamed village head’s death and said:
We attended the scene with police, Zibagwe RDC officials and officers from the veterinary services among others. For sure there was a man who was killed by the cattle. Our vet team however dismissed the issue of rabies