By James Muonwa, Mashonaland West Correspondent
PARKS rangers are searching for a crocodile after it jumped into a fishing boat and snapped fisherman Friday night.
Sources told NewZimbabwe.com an enormous croc jumped onto the boat and snatched Edmore Kaduwa (39), whose remains are yet to be recovered.
The incident occurred at the Muchenga fishing camp area.
“Kaduwa was fishing with his unidentified colleague around 7pm when a large crocodile named Macheni jumped into the boat, cusped him using its jaws before pulling him into the water,” a fisherman who witnessed the gruesome incident live said.
Kaduwa’s partner escaped the attack before swimming to safety.
A search party of divers has been scouring the expansive waters for Kaduwa’s body since last night, but nothing has been found yet.
The incident comes a few days after another attack that saw an unidentified man’s mutilated body parts and intestines were buried.
Residents have raised alarm over the two recent incidents describing them as “bizarre.”
“Crocodiles have been attacking humans since time immemorial, but this latest incident in which it grabbed a person aboard a boat is suspicious.
“I believe a cleansing ceremony would see an end to such mysterious deaths,” said Nomsa Katsikadova.
Three deaths have been reported in October alone in the resort town.
Kariba residents mostly survive on fishing.