Chinhoyi (Telegraph-New Ziana) – A man from Darwendale drowned in a dam
recently while trying to recover fishing nets he had seen floating.
Obert Ali (60), who was a security guard at Eleved Farm, was on duty
when he noticed a floating net in the dam, suspected to have been left
In trying to retrieve the nets, Ali entered into the water but got
stuck in the mud and drowned.
Happy Mamhiyo (34) of Mutotwe Farm, discovered Ali’s body and informed
his employer Test Muroiwa.
The body was recovered and conveyed to the hospital for a postmortem,
and no foul play is suspected.
Acting Police Spokesperson for Mashonaland West Province Assistant
Inspector Ian Kohwera urged people not to play in water bodies.
“We urge people not to tamper with water bodies especially this rain
season,” he said.
He further discouraged people from handling matters which they are not
able to resolve on their own, but instead seek the assistance of the police.