Drunk man drowns in swim­ming bid

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Manicaland & Mashonaland East News - Mutare Bureau

A MAN from Tsv­ingwe, Pen­ha­longa, drowned when he tried to swim after spend­ing the night drink­ing beer with friends.

Man­i­ca­land po­lice spokesper­son In­spec­tor Tavhir­ingwa Kako­hwa con­firmed the death of Lucky Dinha (28) from Red­wing Mine. The in­ci­dent hap­pened last week. “On May 12 at around 6pm, Dinha was drink­ing beer at Pen­ha­longa Busi­ness Cen­tre to­gether with his friends. After drink­ing they later de­cided to go to a coun­try club,” he said.

Insp Kako­hwa said on reach­ing the coun­try club, Dinha tried to swim, but be­cause he was drunk he drowned. Dinha’s friends tried, but failed to res­cue him. The Zim­babwe Repub­lic Po­lice (ZRP) Sub-Aqua Unit was called and re­trieved Dinha’s body.

Insp Kako­hwa warned the pub­lic against risk­ing their lives by go­ing into wa­ter bod­ies, es­pe­cially when drunk.

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