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Widow Loses 7 Herd Of Cattle, 10 Goats To Lions In One Night

Widow Loses 7 Herd Of Cattle, 10 Goats To Lions In One Night

A sixty-seven-year-old widow from Hwange lost almost her entire herd of cattle and goats overnight to a pride of lions.

Jenifer Khupe, from the Chief Mvuthu area in Matabeleland North’s Hwange West district, said the incident happened on the night of 8 September when she was in the process of selling one of her cows in order to buy food.

Speaking to VicFallsLive, Khupe said their crops were destroyed by elephants during the previous farming season.

She said a total of seven lions killed seven of her 13 herd of cattle that night and 10 goats. Khupe said:

I was in Plumtree when I received a phone call from my son who told me that lions had killed almost all our livestock.

Our kraal was secured in a way that repels predators. It was secured even at the rooftop, but because these lions are now used to marauding around people’s homesteads even during the day, they have become so daring that they can dig deep to gain entry into the kraals.

My son was sleeping at home and he was awoken by neighbours who heard noise from the kraals and they mobilised themselves to scare the lions away.

But it was too late to save the livestock from the predators as the villagers found Khupe’s herd of cattle almost wiped out. Said Khupe:

The lions killed the entire herd of cattle through suffocation and devoured the carcasses, so much that we couldn’t salvage any meat.

As for the goats they just killed seven of them, but left the carcasses untouched.

A local wildlife conservation organisation bought the cattle carcasses for less than US$150.

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27 Comments

reader 2 months ago

8 Sept and reporting it now as news ummm isn't this so sterile


Also reader 2 months ago

News to me.

Asalif 2 months ago

@ reader But did you knew anything about the incident??

@Asalif 2 months ago

did u knew🙅🙅❌❌
did u know 👍☑️☑️☑️

Asalif 2 months ago

Hapana correction dear know is a present and knew is a past tense I'm an English teacher

😩 2 months ago

sad situation


Me too reader 2 months ago

My first time to hear it. Pindula you are the voice of the voiceless.

Gwedu 2 months ago

HWC is a hot topic. However, mechanism to compensate them has been out in place m, she must be compensated by the wildlife and parks as well as making measures to promote harmony between wildlife and humans

2 months ago

QATAR yakarohwa vabereki nevaberekesi


2 months ago

Iwe zvionere bhora wega ugo. Usatinyaudze, inga tose tazvionera ichirohwa wani Qatar yacho.

2 months ago

Thanks for the update yebhora Kwatiri kuno Zesa dhololo

Tateguru 2 months ago

Wildlife wins in this battle because they have lawyers. If you kill them you are jailed. If they kill your livestock hard like, they won't be jailed and you don't have a free lawyer.
Wildlife has become more important than humans.


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2 months ago

Nyama yakakosha zveshuwa kudarika huoenyu hwemunhu nekuti Kuna nhingi nanhingi vari kupihwa mayuwesi nevasina mabvi kana vapinda munyika.


Truth Serum 2 months ago

the truth that hurts @Tateguru


Tina 2 months ago

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Phidza 2 months ago

Tsvagai karadio tsano kana murikumusha isu tatorihwa rose paradio ndundu

Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

Qatar are there to feed their group with points 😂


Asalif 2 months ago

If I was a resident of that side ndaidzipedza Shumba idzodzo nemisungo or poisoned bait meat hazviko izvo so who will compensate her ?? the department of Parks and Wildlife management is so broke


poison all 2 months ago

unoisa can't payees iyoyo t wipes all animals,and domesticated dogs wildlife inobva yakusungai village rese

idea 2 months ago

good idea dzoda kuisira kwadzochengetwa kwacho ikoko

from worldcup 2 months ago

💛yellow yawina


2 months ago

kudziuraya fut imhosva asi kana dzadai haisi mhosva.Dzoda kuisirwa poison


Registered Voter 2 months ago

Pindula repeated a story yekare. Shame on you


juru 2 months ago

I'm sorry olive my wife


Anarchist 2 months ago

Lion4ED


naj 2 months ago

what's done is done you should try to move on don't worry


outdated 2 months ago

September isu timuna December



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