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Two swept away as they attempt to rescue drowning cow

By Thupeyo Muleya

A search party has been launched in Makhakavhule area where two men drowned when their inflatable boat capsized in uMzingwane River this morning.

uMzingwane River
uMzingwane River

Two others managed to swim to the banks and the villagers are now searching for two others downstream.

The area is located 25 km west of Beitbridge town.

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“Searches are now underway. The river started swelling midweek covering the bridge which links us with the town. The two men were part of four people who wanted to rescue a cow from the river when the boat overturned two metres into the waters,” said a witness Mr. Wellington Mudyawabikwa.

The uMzingwane River is downstream of the overflowing Zhovhe Dam which supplies Beitbridge town with water. The Herald