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    Chief Chitanga’s aide killed by snake

    Josphat Musisinyani/Tinashe Tirivavi

    MWENEZI - Chief Chitanga, Felani Chauke's aide Tsemani Hakamela from Helani village in Mwenezi has been found dead after a snakebite near a stream after having gone missing for two days while coming from a deep tank last Thursday.
    Masvingo provincial Police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula confirmed the death to The Mirror.
    Hakamela is believed to have died on the spot after the snake bite, he was 69.
    He was found dead at a nearby stream by his wife Ellen Chisevenze (55) who was accompanied by a search party after he had gone missing for two days while coming from a deep tank where he had gone for dehorning and cattle branding. Hakamela had a black patch on the back and his neck had turned greenish signs consistant with snake bites showing that he was bitten by a snake, he had tried to administer self-first aid by tying himself by a tree bark. (gavi)
    It is believed that Chief Chitanga, Hakamela and three other employees namely Peace Ngwenya (21), Obert Ranganai (51) and Courage Chauke (20) went to Chikali deep tank to brand and de-horn the cows, after they had finished Hakamela drove the herd to the paddocks but could not come back home.
    The other workers realized that Hakamela had not returned and informed the chief who tried to call his cell but no one answered that's when they decided to form a search party, at first they only managed to locate the cows, the search continued until he was discovered dead at the stream. news
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