TRAGEDY: 2 minor kids watch in horror as their father drowns while trying to swim in council pit


A man from a squatter camp on the outskirts of Bulawayo drowned while trying to swim in a pit dug by council for waste disposal.

Bulawayo provincial police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube said the yet-to-be-dentified man from Ngozi Mine was in the company of his two minor children when disaster struck.

“On May 1 at around 3pm a resident received information from an unknown person that the now-deceased, a male adult aged 53 years of Ngozi mine, had dived into a pit full of water and drowned,” Ncube said.

“The pit measures approximately 75 metres by 25 metres and about 5 metres deep.”

He said the sub-aqua unit attended the scene.

— The Standard

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