A Mwenezi man was on Monday last week gored to death by a buffalo he was trying to help after it had been caught in a trap.
Lovemore Shereni (43) of Muchekeni Village, Chief Mazetese, Mwenezi was in the company of his friends Takavada Mtetwa (36), Zivanai Ncube and Trust Chifuri when he was attacked by the beast.
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Shereni had come closer to the trapped buffalo intending to untie it from the trap when the animal freed itself and attacked him.
Masvingo police provincial spokesperson Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa confirmed the incident. He said:
On the 8th of March at around 3.50 pm, Ncube and Chifuri saw a buffalo near Mjingwe Ranch trapped and they went to Shereni’s home where he was drinking home-brewed beer together with Mtetwa.
The four men went out and found that the buffalo was still trapped. Shereni went closer to the buffalo while the other three kept their distance.
The buffalo suddenly managed to untie itself and charged towards Shereni and gored him four times and left him lying helpless.
Shereni’s three friends tried to assist him but he was bleeding heavily and he died on the spot.