Granny (59) dies fight­ing veld­fire

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News/ Obituary -

Farm, Silo­bela died on Satur­day when she was try­ing to put out a veld fire which was spread­ing to­wards her homestead,” said Insp Goko.

“At around 3PM the de­ceased and her mother in-law Lu­cia Gumbo were sit­ting in the shade at their homestead when they saw a veld fire ap­proach­ing their homestead from the side of Mazise farm. They re­solved to go and put the fire out be­fore it could spread to their area,” said Insp Goko.

He said the two women were us­ing wet tree branches and buck­ets of water in an at­tempt to stop the fire from spread­ing.

“Gumbo shouted to Matem­bedza that they should go back home be­fore they were trapped by the veld

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