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Chiredzi Killer Buffalo Put Down

A wounded buffalo has been put down by a professional hunter after it gored a game scout and a fish poacher to death at Mteri Dam Wildlife in Chiredzi on Saturday.

Chris Davies tracked and killed the buffalo with a single shot on Tuesday around 3 PM.

Tongaat Hulett Corporate Affairs and Communications manager Isheanesu Chinhuru confirmed the development in an interview with The Mirror. He said:

The wounded Buffalo which killed a game scout and a poacher on Saturday was tracked down by Davies who is a Chiredzi based professional hunter together with his team.

He said Davies and his team began tracking the buffalo on Tuesday morning after it had gored Mashava Ian Thuli (33) a fish poacher on his left leg around 5 AM.

Thuli encountered the animal as he ran away from four game scouts who were tracking the wounded beast near Mteri Dam.

He screamed after the attack and was rushed to Chiredzi District Hospital where he died upon admission.

Around 1 PM, the scouts came across the buffalo and Patson Tekedesa fired at it and missed.

The buffalo charged at Stephen Njanji (62) who was trying to climb up a tree after sensing that possible injury or death was imminent.

The buffalo attacked Njani and gored him on the stomach and he died on the spot.

More: The Mirror

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