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Black Mamba Kills Three Family Members

Black Mamba Kills Three Family Members

Three members of a Hurungwe family succumbed to poisoning after they were struck by a venomous snake suspected to be a Black Mamba while searching for firewood.

The incident occurred in the Karuru area of Hurungwe district a fortnight ago, but the trio died between Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

The deceased have been identified as Emilia Musiiwa (nee Moyo) aged 47, her daughter Nyarai (21) and grandson Tatenda Tototo (15).

The late Emilia’s husband, Tapiwa Musiiwa told NewZimbabwe.com that the deaths dealt him a heavy blow. He said:

The incident has left me devastated.

The three were looking for firewood when the snake bit Nyarai, prompting her mother to try and scare away the creature but it also attacked her.

Sensing danger, our grandson Tatenda tried to run away but the snake pursued him and striked.

The three victims were taken to hospital for treatment, but unfortunately the boy died at Chinhoyi Provincial Hospital yesterday (Tuesday) while my wife and daughter passed on at Sally Mugabe Hospital (formerly Harare Hospital) in Harare today (Wednesday).

A local funeral parlour pledged to ferry the bodies to Karuru Ward 8, Hurungwe for burial Thursday.

Experts say when one is bitten by a black mamba, first aid should focus on maintaining vital functions, such as respiratory support. The victim should be kept still and try to limit any unnecessary movement.

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51 Comments

family member 2 months ago

mangwana tikuenda Kwa godobori tinzwe kuty chi chakaitika ndofunga pane akatitsinga


Gecha 2 months ago

Zvoitka Venomous snake ukaedza kumborapwa u Servive bt die slow

Citizen raPep naChamisa 2 months ago

Zvino nekunetsa kukuita Zesa ndakutotya kunotemawo huni


Tintin 1 month ago

😂😂😂 panotowanika munhu anokanda joke chete... pindula for you.

Ginious 1 month ago

yaaa munorumwa

ED DAMBUDZO 2 months ago

I don't think it's a black mamba.. Black mamba munhu haupedze kana day unenge wabaya


Tru 1 month ago

its possible to survive depending with your response to the bite if you stay calm the poison wont move quickly which is difficult but possible. you can research about it some people have survived black mamba bites. handidi anondipikisa asina kunozvitsvaga pa youtube.

Snake Catcher Chirombo 2 months ago

Definitely not a black mamba.with no anti-venom they never would have made it to Harare from Hurungwe,not to mention the incident happened almost 2weeks ago.it's a shame that mamiriro akaita situation yepa Zim kushaya kana paracetamol in hospitals tozowana anti-venom🤦🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️
In an unrelated story,a headman from Chiweshe was bitten by an unknown specie kumafuro and succumbed to the venom before he even got to Concession Hospital (+-30km) away.now that most probably could have been a mamba.

Chicken Chimuti 2 months ago

Black mamba is characterized by persuing it's enemies or attackers, just like what happened to the boy.

NHUBU 2 months ago

yes you are right ipapo black mamba pane nyaya apa

Chipoko chaQueen 2 months ago

Haa i blame Zanu Pf for all these snake bites and Robberies


1 month ago

Haa pamwe pacho pamunongoisa zvematongerwo enyika handipo mukoma

2 months ago

wakaipa😂😂😂

Chicken Chimuti 2 months ago

WeEMA neweParks vanongoti sorry zvopera zvakadaro. The war between wild creatures and humans is escalating. Farawo , zviriko here izvi? Ini ndarwadziwa. Magetsi ngaagadzirwe paBatoka banhu vaisirwe magetsi kuMaruva barege kundotsvaga huni.


Lloyd Ndoro 1 month ago

This was no ordinary snake. Snakes do not pursue their victims unless the victim has pursued and provoked it first! I suspect witchcraft here...

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Snake Digger (Mutimbanyoka) 2 months ago

Ahh kune nyoka dzinomhanyisa munhu?
3 in 1 ?
This is suspicious,vanhu 3 havarumwe nenyika 1 matombo haasi paholiday ,no ,ndaramba bido


Zapi nax 1 month ago

Black mamba can strike up to 7 times

Mface WaFadzai Mahere 2 months ago

@sorojena not all snakes have foldable fangs , snakes like gaboon adder and boomslang do not have foldable fangs

Sorojena 2 months ago

Fangs are not teeth, fangs are foldable when the snake is relaxed, they are only erected when attack is imminent.

Mface WaFadzai Mahere 2 months ago

@Rm don't lie nyoka haibvi mazino those things you call mazino enyoka zvikafu zvinenge zvavhara maburi emafangs anoinjector venom to the victim so zvinosarira parumwa pacho vatema moti mazino asarira no that's not it

Rm 2 months ago

Dzimwe nyoka dzikaruma munhu dzinobva dzabva mazino but black mamba haibvi so inoruma vanhu vakawanda

dispenser 2 months ago

@ snake dig, do research it is allowed

Chicken Chimuti 2 months ago

it can bite up to 19 humans in a raw and can cause death to all of them

Theonewhoissent 2 months ago

Evryhousehold and homestead should be electrified in Zimbabwe and electricity should be available for free to everyone. We have the resources to afford that. Vast amounts of mineral resources of the likes of gold, diamonds, lithium and platinum, just to mention a few.


377 1 month ago

Theo. even in Europe electricity is not meant for cooking and heating rather for lighting. ndo panoda gas kaapa. ndichato ita kuti pamuzarabani tiite nekukurumidza vanhu vangu vangaperera kuhuni.

AK47 2 months ago

The death due to snake attacks exposes the lack of anti- venom medicines at health institution across the country.


2 months ago

Zesco yati leadership yemuzimbabwe irikukonzeresa kushaika kwema getsi mu zimbanwe so nyoka haunhaiome murima 3ven kutenga solar muzim kunodhura kunge uriku vhotera zanu


joe munhukamwechechete 2 months ago

kwana nyoka dzakaikwa ne zanu pf


𝒉𝒂𝒛𝒗𝒊𝒔𝒊𝒛𝒗𝒆𝒈𝒂 2 months ago

𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒂𝒎𝒆 𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒎 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒏𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒑𝒆𝒆𝒅 𝒚𝒆𝒌𝒖𝒃𝒂𝒕𝒂 𝒂 15𝒚𝒓 𝒓𝒖𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒍𝒚𝒇 𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒗𝒂𝒏𝒉𝒖 𝒊𝒄𝒉𝒊


Billey 2 months ago

No anti- venom in most hospitals across the country, nyoka inorapwa nemushongwa wechivanhu, sekuru vangu ndokubasa kwavo, vakamborumwa ne puffader varimumunda vakazvirapa and continued nessakuro ravo.

I'm saddened with death of trio, may they souls rest in peace


bishu 2 months ago

kushaiwa anti snake venom serum. mafungiro anguwo


Imwe Mbeu 2 months ago

NEVER attack a snake, step back & give it space. HAKUNA nyoka inongoruma munhu.


Mukanyapazvese 2 months ago

My mum was bittern by an unknown snake in 1982 kwaZvimba she spent more than 3 months in hospital, she's still alive. suspected puff adder bite


Kudzie 2 months ago

Umm its painful,i put blame to Zanu leaders, why there is no anti venom serum in hospital across the country,rural electrification should be done to reduce such incidents


Gecha 2 months ago

Venomous snake inodaro ukaedza kurapwa u die slow


mk 2 months ago

Chipatara hachirapi nyoka dai vakatsvaka vanoziva mishonga yechivanhu ndiyo inopedza ma sports


zl 2 months ago

mishonga yechivanhu ndiyo inopedza ma sports kwete hospital


Tkt 2 months ago

Wish yaa kune vanhu vari kutambudzwa zvedi maiwee


Tkt 2 months ago

Eish....

MuPfungwe Chaiye 1 month ago

Panga pane mazai ayo padhuze ipapo. Shame ma1


kervins 1 month ago

koo engage the services of snake catchers,ino batwa ii wongororwe


Tateguru 1 month ago

I think anti-venoms should be at every health centre because snakes are everywhere.


Imwe Mbeu 1 month ago

Very few snake bites require antivenon

nono 1 month ago

shame marwadzo


nono 1 month ago

shame marwadzo


Felix 1 month ago

black mamba all mostly dangerous guy ine poisen yakaipa ineuraya zvekuti ikaruma we thin 30 second inenge ya charge futi saka musaitarisire pasi iyo haigine kudzokorora chinhu chayaruma kare coz ikadzokorora inofa futi ne poison yainenge yasiya iya saka ma1


Peter Date 1 month ago

It's just that our hospitals are poorly equipped. How can they fail to save at least one life from snake bites that were inflicted a fortnight ago?
Poor health service delivered. Period.


sonny 1 month ago

wen someone is beaten by a black mamba unofa in the next 20mins kana usina kusvitswa paclinic and get medicine.its the medicine crisis iri muzvipatara zvedu


1 month ago


Culture Man 1 month ago

tell me what do you see inna your crystal ball


Jakudunya 1 month ago

Black Mamba can kill.I am a survivour of the attack when l got bitten in 2003!. I wasvraised ndokutsvetwa pamhande dzomuti. Nyakundibetsera ran home to seek help.Iye akatemerwa nyora ndokudzoka ndabembenuka.Tikaenda kwavamwe Kule soo ndikanotsikiswa mvura ine salt nerusingwe rwegreen.Vakatora okapi knife ravo kwakutanga kupara kuchitsitsinho kwandakanga ndarumwa kusvikira kwabuda ropa netwunhu twewhite twaifufunyuka soo.Haa handirikanganwe zuva iroro,dai ndakaenda. Hwever,the snake yakanga yatova nehabit yokugaririra vapfuuri nenzira ichidzinganisa.Yakazouraiwa mus**** mekunge yarova kamwanana keECD panhongonya akafa.The community had to hunt for the snake kusvoka vanhu vatoona kuti yaigara mumwena wemuchenje une garingizha guru.Yakadirwa hot water and ndokwava kupera kwayo.

Black Mamba handina mate nayo.Endai paSnake World paSnake Park Harare munoona kuti mamba ine ukashaa



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