A 40-year-old man from Chivhu sustained life-threatening injuries after he was trampled by a stray elephant on Sunday midnight while walking home.
Talent Shara from Tsaurai Village under headman Mudavanhu, in Chief Chivese’s area was rushed to Murambinda General Hospital where he is admitted.
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The incident was confirmed by Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) spokesperson Tinashe Farawo.
Farawo revealed that Zimparks rangers were dispatched to the area to search for the marauding jumbo. He said:
Talent Shara (40) from Tsaurai Village under Headman Mudavanhu of Chief Chivese near Nharira Business Centre is battling for life at Murambinda hospital after being trampled by an elephant. Zimparks rangers on the ground.
Meanwhile, Mashonaland East police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza has warned Chivhu villagers to desist from moving around aimlessly until the elephant has been located.
In 2020, Zimparks put down another stray elephant in the same area after it had destroyed crops in people’s fields.