Dog found eat­ing hu­man flesh

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Richard Muponde Gwanda Correspondent

A DOG chew­ing on hu­man flesh led to the dis­cov­ery of the de­com­pos­ing body of a Gwanda man, nine days af­ter his death.

De­tails of what tran­spired were still sketchy yes­ter­day but sources sus­pect that Ma­jor Ndlovu (48) died on his way from vis­it­ing his grand­fa­ther in Jahunda sub­urb on July 10.

Sources close to the fam­ily said a passerby saw a dog feed­ing on what looked like a hu­man limb.

They said the dog ran into an aban­doned house and came back with more flesh as the passerby watched. The un­named passerby in­ves­ti­gated lead­ing to the dis­cov­ery of Ndlovu’s body in an ad­vanced state of de­com­po­si­tion.

Mata­bele­land South po­lice spokesper­son, In­spec­tor Philisani Nde­bele yes­ter­day said in­ves­ti­ga­tions into the is­sue were un­der­way.

“We can con­firm the body of the de­ceased Ma­jor Ndlovu (48) was dis­cov­ered in Jahunda sub­urb last week. He had vis­ited his grand­fa­ther, David Ndlovu of House Num­ber 56 Jahunda on the 10th of July and he left the house go­ing back to his place of res­i­dence,” said Insp Nde­bele.

He said the body was dis­cov­ered in a dis­used house in the sub­urb, in an ad­vanced state of de­com­po­si­tion.

“The in­for­mant saw a dog com­ing out of the dis­used house chew­ing some­thing. He be­came in­quis­i­tive and went into the house to in­ves­ti­gate and dis­cov­ered Ndlovu’s body in an ad­vanced state of de­com­po­si­tion and re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice,” he said

Insp Nde­bele said po­lice told Ndlovu’s grand­fa­ther about the death and he col­lected the body.

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