ZIM: Missing fisherman’s dead body found mauled by crocodiles in Tshapewa Dam

Tshapewa Village fisherman Julius Hoko had gone missing while fishing at Tshapewa Dam and, only a few days later, the villagers found his remains in the water.

It is believed that the crocodiles attacked and mauled the man to death on Tuesday last week.

Although Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (ZimParks) spokesperson Tinashe Farawo could not be readily reached for a comment, Silobela legislator Mthokozisi Manoki Mpofu confirmed the incident.

“Yes, we received reports of a man from Ward 18 in Tshapewa area who was mauled by crocodiles. His remains were discovered after days of searching after he had been reported missing,” Mpofu advised. 

He added the remains had been taken to the Silobela District Hospital.

Mpofu pointed out that this was not the first fatal crocodile attack in Tshapewa Dam; however, fishing at the dam is one of a few sources for the villagers to get food.

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