03 April 2017, ZVISHAVANE - People in Mototi area under Chief Mazvihwa in Zvishavane are living in fear of hyenas which are terrorizing their livestock even during the day.
Villagers who spoke to TellZim News expressed concern as they said their livestock especially goats, calves and donkeys as well as primary school children are susceptible to attacks by the hyenas, given the dense vegetation in the area.
"The hyenas are targeting mostly goats and this forces us to closely monitor our livestock in the bushes as they also attack even during the day. Our greatest fear is that our primary school children might fall prey to these hyenas. We appeal to the responsible authorities to attend to the matter as soon as possible because the hyenas are really giving us sleepless nights," said Abraham Ndlovu.
Meanwhile a live crocodile was found in Mtambi area under chief Mazvihwa, some ten kilometers away from Ngezi River.
The reptile was reported to the police. Midlands provincial police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko neither confirmed nor denied the development as he said he was away in Bulawayo.
It is reported that the villagers later killed the crocodile as it tried to escape before the police visited the scene.local