Granny (59) dies fighting veldfire
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