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Mutare teens stumble on vultures feasting on dead man

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Mutare teens stumble on vultures feasting on dead man


Martin Muleya


MUTARE- Police in Manicaland is appealing to families with a missing elderly male relative to come and identify a body found in an advanced state of decomposition in Chitora on Sunday last week.

Manicaland Police Spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo confirmed the matter and said the body was found with both ears, right foot, left palm and right- fore finger missing.

Chitora is on the 35km peg along the Mutare-Masvingo Highway.

The body was found by two boys Phenias Machikiti and Shelton Mutonda both aged 15 from Gwarada Village along the Chitora River bank around 8 am.The matter was reported to the Police and the body was taken to Victoria Chitepo Hospital for postmortem.

“Upon arrival, the duo saw vultures circling the river bank and went to see what was happening. They saw a human body lying lifeless. They went to inform Chiriga Nomore (56) who told other villagers. Among the villagers who were told of the sad development was Mukwiridza Nicholas (50) of Gutaurare Village who suspected that the body of the deceased could have been of his father Patrick Mukwiridza,” said Inspector Muzondo.

Police is urging families with elderly people to monitor their movements and accompany them where possible owing to the rising high number of elderly people who wander off alone and are found dead near water bodies.

In Masvingo Nyama Kurebwa (90) from Jinjika Village under Chief Nyakunhuwa in Zaka was found floating in Veza River after he went relieve himself.

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