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Man shot dead by farmer after being mistaken for a wild pig

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In a very shocking and bizarre incident, a 46-year-old man died after being shot by a farmer who mistook him a warthog.

The farmer Elias Mpupuni has since been arrested in connection with the killing of Godfrey Musuruvari who died upon admission to Gweru Provincial Hospital, Zimbabwe last week.

Speaking on the incident, Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko told the Sunday News that “we are investigating a case where a 46-year-old male was shot in the maize field after being mistaken for a warthog.

“Circumstances are that on 7 February at Marula Farm in Shurugwi, Mpupuni received information from his brother-in-law to the effect that warthogs were in his maize field.

“He rushed to the fields armed with a 7mm shotgun rifle loaded with one round. Upon seeing a moving object, he suspected it to be a warthog and he shot in that direction.

“Upon checking the target, he discovered that he had shot Musuruvari on the left side and he was bleeding profusely.”

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