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Hyena Kills One, Attacks Some, Invades Murewa School

Hyena Kills One, Attacks Some, Invades Murewa School

Villagers in Murewa, Mashonaland East province, are living in fear after a rabid hyena killed one person, attacked two others and invaded a local boarding school on two occasions.

The dismembered body of Searchmore Chauke (38) of Chaza village, under Chief Mangwende, was discovered three days after he failed to return from herding cattle.

Provincial police spokesperson Inspector Simon Chazovachi confirmed the incident Wednesday. Chazovachi said:

A hyena has attacked three people in Murewa before invading a school within a short space of time. A male adult died and we suspect that he was mauled by the wild animal. We have since notified the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority. We are urging members of the community to be on high alert of hyenas in this area.

It was reported that on the afternoon of February 20, Tapera Matongo discovered Chauke’s body about 600m from Nyahuni Adventist Mission School and alerted police in Macheke.

Police attended the scene and discovered that his body, which had a missing palm and toes, was partially submerged in a swamp.

A search was conducted around the scene leading to the discovery of a jaw, fragments of a skull and some tattered clothes belonging to the deceased.

The police also discovered bite marks on trees at the scene and on the clothes.

The hyena invaded Nyahuni Adventist Mission School on two occasions but was chased away by students.

On February 18, two villagers Clifford Biti and Jacob Mutoko, from Nehumba village, close to Nyahuni Mission, were attacked by the hyena, seriously injuring them.

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Chikws 2 months ago

Vamwe vanhu Tribalism yakakugarai mumoyo chaimo

Chikandamina 2 months ago

Vybz chamisa apinda papi,asi uri nzondora kana kuti vayevaye.yellow yanetsa zvitambirei zvirikudiwa nevakawanda,vanongoenda kwairi pasina force.

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Ndiwe makumbi wacho

Vybz Kartel 2 months ago

Mapere aya ndea Nelson Chamisa NE bato rake re ccc arikuda vote ye Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe

Village Idiot 2 months ago


Barman 2 months ago

Arent these things scared of human beings by nature or these were sent

Chief 2 months ago

Yes they are shy n afraid of us(humans)...buh are confident and never afraid of Shonas....


Chief 2 months ago

MaShona nemhuka dzagara dzineconflict..mapere ndinoziva kuti anotya vanhu,asi ungatiza chete wafa..asi mapere mashona magwara,anopinda maskati kumamisha orova matumbu ..

Drake 2 months ago

Humans and wild animals conflict is a major concern in our country Zimbabwe,yet we do have ZIMPARKS a credited body that can hunt and kill those stray hyenas.

Jumideli 2 months ago

And if you kill them yourself u are likely to do jailtime

Imwe Mbeu 2 months ago

Nzara irikwese shame

Patrick Kuzakwawo 2 months ago

Oooh so sad ,that animal should be found and killed

S 2 months ago

Ngaauraiwe mapere ayo. Kana ava kuuraya vanhu mumisha yavo

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