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Victoria Falls Villagers Stampede For Free Meat As Bus Rams Into Elephant Herd

Victoria Falls Villagers Stampede For Free Meat As Bus Rams Into Elephant Herd

Victoria Falls villagers on Saturday had a CAG Travellers bus accident to thank as they took several tonnes of free meat from the carcasses of three elephants that were killed in the accident.

A CAG Travellers bus travelling to Victoria Falls rammed into a herd of elephants, killing three of the animals on the spot.

The accident occurred about 35km outside Victoria Falls, just after 5 AM on Saturday near Mbizha turn off along the Bulawayo-Victoria Falls road.

The bus suffered extensive damage but all 18 passengers and the bus crew were not injured.

Passengers were switched to another bus and proceeded with their journey.

Villagers from nearby Masikili and Mbizha villages, as well as some from as far as Lupinyu (about 20km away), some from Victoria Falls City, Chikandakubi and Chenamisa gathered at the accident scene to get a share of the meat.

According to The Sunday News, some of the villagers came on bicycles, cars and scotch carts while some boarded public transport from Victoria Falls.

Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority rangers and police officers were on the scene monitoring the situation.

The bus driver, Daniel Mapfumo, said he could not avoid hitting the jumbos because they appeared “suddenly” in the middle of the road. He said:

I suddenly saw the elephants and applied breaks while swerving to the left.

There were three groups so as I avoided the first, I saw another herd ahead.

The three were in the middle of the road and suddenly they turned at once, giving their back to the bus and they were hit at once.

Meanwhile, ZANU PF Hwange District Coordinating Committee chair Matthew Muleya urged drivers to be careful when driving along the Victoria Falls-Bulawayo road. He said:

Animals cross from the national park to communities so drivers should be cautious so that we save lives.

These buses travel at night and we urge them not to speed on this road.

More: The Sunday News


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31 Comments

tongwai 1 month ago

ndizvo here kuti Zhou inoinda kumwedzi


bholato bholato 1 month ago

i was there wow we enjoyed


CAG 1 month ago

parks admin.... **** dzevanhu ndimi munodya mari yefence nemaZanu imi kugadzirisa wire it doesn't worthy 3 elephants ..... imari shoma inodikanwa but chamoziva kuita zvigaro 5 munhu 1 .....


mollahmpk 1 month ago

C. A . G , drivrr wacho ma1 speed ycho haraimbomir rikasvik paRank vanhu havakwire vazhinji vanoramba


Internet... 1 month ago

High Court Judge: OK OK I see there is no fence. Even many herds of Elephants are roaming the streets. I know there is no fence at the National Park. BUT I want primary evidence to prove the fence has been removed 😩


Cable Guy 1 month ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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tanakastyle 1 month ago

pakadai ndikatora nyanga ndingasungwe here ?


parks admin 1 month ago

@ tankastyle they is no way villagers get free meat on a wild animal without Parks accessment and monitoring
life act ckearly quotes parks will take precious parts from th carcase and offer the meat to villagers in short b it a rhino,elephannt or chheter we as organisation access whats th causitive agent for th death of th animal
is it safe to give to villagers if yes we take a sample ie the hide/skin of a cheetar,horn from elephant and surrender th meat to ppl

reason for doing that is for conducting statistics for mortality within a specified time t helps on animal censors and decision making process

vic falls 1 month ago

iwe putting or whatever you call your self akuna town muzim inoguta kunke vic falls warwadziwa nenyama bhangu


elder 1 month ago

@vic falls ukuti no other tiwn richer than vic falls like seriiusly? Vic falls yako iyo ikubuda muma paper council yacho yavharira maresidents mvura due to low payment compliance,council said pay half of your bills 59% but noone turned to honour the pledge izvezvi vakunwa mvura dzemurukova apana arikuvhura tap water so kuguta kwenyu ndekwekuvharirwa mvura ndiko kwamuti kuguta

vic falls 1 month ago

iwe putting or whatever you call your self akuna town muzim inoguta kunke vic falls warwadziwa nenyama bhangu


Stallion 1 month ago

Jaravaza ndiwe munhu ataura chokwadi chaicho chokwadi chinorwadza thats why vava kukutuka keep saying the truth


Sydney 1 month ago

Right now im in Byo dai i was there kuVic falls ndaizotora the whole full meat of a single elephant ndonotengesera vemuButcher straight😂


nyanga yenzou 1 month ago

ñdikungofunga kuti dei ndakazviwanira nyanga


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

****. That's bull shi t


Putin 1 month ago

Nyama to people yes i like it. Victoria falls kule ndlala kanti. Ummmm tourism trend hwfar shuwa President Obama ulitshayele inyama ubonile ukuthi lingomasaka liyalamba coz lingamavila maNambiya lama Ndebele srs kodwa


ZANU pf hardliner guardian of faith 1 month ago

jaravaza mwana wenyoka unatinyara nekuti remangwana revana venyoka kufa muchitakwa nemabwe uturu huri mauri huchaperera mudombo ratinenge tapotsera woruma neshungu rimwe rokupwanya musoro paunenge uchi****a****a in nekuzvonyongoka


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Shame! This group of vipers. Hynas in sheep skin. You have to hide your faces in shame. Hamutsveruki ngei.


ululu ur**** 1 month ago

saka uyo lulu anoda evidence yei fence isipo getaway

Ululu 1 month ago

Noise isina basa baba. Hamuna evidence yeumbavha ye fence saka nyararai baba

ddt 1 month ago

jaravaza haana nyaya.. nyarara apa


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Mu kosho unobuda sewer


ZANU pf hardliner guardian of faith 1 month ago

haisi mhosva yako Mai vokono vane nhamo kuzvara tsaona nyatwa zvayo inenge iwewe

JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Saka uri kuti ndiri kutaura zvandisingazive here. If you were close I would show you paitor fence yacho. Pamunda wekuru wechi party chenyu chembavha. Musana unenge wegarwe


Ululu 1 month ago

Ini ndango kubvunza kuti wakavaona here,iwe wakuita kunge anus

ZANU pf hardliner guardian of faith 1 month ago

iwe jaravaza kutonga ndekwe ZANU pf zvamuchose muchafa nenhomba yekutonga ZANU pf yedu ichingotonga bherera

JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Matthew mleya hauna nyaya, imi vanhu vezanu makaba fence yaivharira mhuka mupark nhasi wava kuti drivers must drive with caution. Unopenga here? Zvese mapedza kuuraya mava kuti heee with caution. Zidzoro. Ita mushe


Ululu 1 month ago

Wakavaona vachiba fence yacho?

Povoo 1 month ago

mudhara mapfumo ko indava ndoziva muchirova bhazi chaizvo haaa zvinoita atleast mabvisa nhomba yevanhu paForozi apo


cute 1 month ago

kana matora nyama mundisire nyanga dzangu ndikuda kugadzira chikwambo changu


Jinx 1 month ago

🤣.
That would be a waste of meat...


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