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Shurugwi farmer mistakes man for pig, shoots him

A 46-YEAR-OLD Shurugwi man was last Thursday shot dead after he was reportedly mistaken for a warthog by a farm owner.


Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the death of Godfrey Musuruvari, who died upon admission to Gweru Provincial Hospital after he was shot by Elias Mpupuni.

“We are investigating a case where a 46-year-old male was shot in the maize field after being mistaken for a warthog,” Goko said.

“Circumstances are that on February 7 at Marula Farm in Shurugwi, Mpupuni received information from his brother-in-law to the effect that warthogs were in a maize field. He rushed to the fields armed with a 7mm shot gun rifle loaded with one round. Upon seeing a moving object, he suspected it to be a warthog and he shot in that direction.

“Upon checking the target, he discovered that he had shot Musuruvari and he was bleeding profusely.”

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