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Gravedigger Dies At Funeral In Nyazura

Gravedigger Dies At Funeral In Nyazura

One person died while 40 others experienced severe stomach pains following suspected food poisoning at a funeral in Nyazura last week.

The deceased, William Mubvumbi, was among 50 villagers who were digging a grave for the late Emas Chiwanza.

They were served sadza and beef stew which had been stored in some plastic containers.

The food had been prepared in Odzi about 42km away from where Chiwanza was initially supposed to be buried.

It is believed that keeping the food in plastic containers for a long time may have resulted in the poisoning.

Acting Makoni District Medical Officer, Dr Hospea Maringe also confirmed the poisoning incident and Mubvumbi’s death. Said Maringe:

We attended to the body of William Mubvumbi who died on his way to Rusape General Hospital.

We collected samples which we will forward to pathologists who will determine the type of poison that claimed his life.

Food poison is broad and the specialists will determine whether it was chemical, bacterial or something else.

The other 12 affected people who came on Saturday were treated and discharged on Sunday. They were all stable.

Mubvumbi’s uncle, Bonus Chadereka, narrated to The Manica Post the events leading to his nephew’s death. He said:

Last Saturday morning, Mr Mubvumbi left for the Chiwanza funeral. He was among the grave diggers which comprised fellow community members and some Chiwanza relatives. They were served some food and he later started complaining of a stomach ache.

He came back home and did not sleep well due to stomach pains. His condition deteriorated last Sunday morning as he was no longer speaking.

We hired a vehicle to ferry him to Rusape General Hospital, but unfortunately, he died on the way.

We inquired what had really transpired and we learnt that more members of the community were complaining of stomach aches, vomiting and diarrhoea.

The villagers told us that they started experiencing this after eating food at the gravesite.

About 40 people needed urgent attention, 12 were rushed to Rusape General Hospital and the rest were treated at Nyazura Clinic.

Post mortem was done on Mr Mubvumbi and the doctor confirmed the cause of death as food poisoning. He was buried in Manica Bridge, Muchinguri Village.

The Chiwanza family spokesperson, Collin Chiwanza, suspect that the plastic containers may have contaminated the food. He said:

Food was prepared for the gravediggers, unfortunately, the beef stew was put in a plastic bucket and sealed to avoid spilling it on its way to Nyazura.

From what we have learnt, the food was not supposed to be in a plastic container, and delays in serving it rendered it poisonous. More than 50 people, including Emas’ son, consumed the food.

In fact, the person who was serving the food is among those affected. We mourn with the Mubvumbi family over the loss of their relative.

More: The Manica Post


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21 Comments

cute 3 months ago

kumichato food inotoiswa muma plastic bins


rules 3 months ago

rule number 1

do not eat rats

rule number 2

remember rule number 1


Game Changer 3 months ago

It has now become a tired and foolish to base your tribal rants on culinary choices of ppl. The French eat horse meat, Japanese eat frogs, snails are a delicacy in most hotels of the world same with crocodile meat. What has not eating rats (mice are the ones eaten) done to your special status you apportion to your tribe? Have you become wiser or richer? Detribalise yourself, tribalism is the staple of fools and being tribalistic is like riding a leopard, you cannot get off

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Venom 3 months ago

That bush lawyer is very fake agwenzi lawyer arikutomamha zvake musango


inini 3 months ago

ini ndodya gonzo nembeva netsoko negudo sandikunaka ikoko.iwe ahudye gara wakadaro


Jinx 3 months ago

So post mortem results proved that it was food poisoning but did not specify which kind it was. Im pretty sure those guys do not have the proper equipment required to assess the kind of poisoning. It requires a well equipped laboratory,and basing on the state of our hospitals, im sure they are ill equipped to do anything.
Hapana postmortem yamboitwa apa!!


Zvadhakwa 3 months ago

Zvoreva kuti chikafu cheparufu atove ma1. From today ini hangu handichadyi. Unonyudzwa nevanhu ava. Vozopa reason yekuti plastic container. How many people are using plastic containers in their homes? Musativhare. Makaisa mushonga kuda kupedza vanhu.


gwanda lose 3 months ago

you are right zvako iwewe kuchikoro taitakura sadza riri muluchbox apa rairara raiswa imomo ndozoridya around 1pm the following day but i am still fit and strong I did not die

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 months ago

THIS IS ONE OF THOSE RARE OCCASIONS WHICH I AGGREE WITH THE NDEBE LES ,HOW DO YOU EAT RATS WHICH PROBABLY ATE POISON AND EXPECT TO LIVE?LET US ABOLISH THIS CULTURE OF EATING RODENTS AND START EATING NORMAL FOOD LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE
[ DO NOT VOTE ZANU PF. DO NOT VOTE MWONZORA. VOTE CCC FOR CHANGE ].

YOURS FAITHFULLY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


GOOD CITIZEN 3 months ago

HAA NDEZVAKO IZVO URI BUSH LAWYER HERE OR BUSH CHEF. MANJE MU BUSH MODYIWA MBEVA BIGTIME. WHO ARE U 2 TELL PIPO WAT 2 EAT & WAT NOT 2 EAT. ANOTHER MAN'S MEAT IS ANOTHER MAN'S POISON. SO MUNHU NGAADYE CHANODA #AS_U_LIKE_IT

Concerned 3 months ago

There are story lines that you rarely find the true @BUSH LAWYER commenting on. This one is one of those. @fake bush lawyer you have been caught red handed.

Mark 3 months ago

@Fake Bush Lawyer

Personally, I'll beat you up myself if you continue the practice of impersonating the honourable sir.

Tkt 3 months ago

Well put Mr Bush Lawyer

Jinx 3 months ago

That is not the Bush! Its Vybz Kartel stealing people aliases as usual. He doesn't grow up for some queer unknown reason

Fake ass lawyer 3 months ago

Bullsht lawyer

inini 3 months ago

ummnn


Vybz kartel 3 months ago

uneducated s honas

😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
they were eating rats


Dahwa 3 months ago

Something is seriously wrong with you.unoda mamiso yakasimba chaiyo.kuti usiye hunhu hwako wehubenzi

COMMISSIONER 3 months ago

hiwee

Tkt 3 months ago

Shonas are dying one by one-CURSED nation



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