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Police launch search for missing Mazwi villager

Police in Bulawayo are searching for a 46-year-old man from Mazwi village on the outskirts of the city who went missing at Khami river a week ago.

Dumisani Tshuma was last seen by his family on Sunday last week when he left for Khami river to fish.

Bulawayo’s Police Spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube told CITE that the family and relatives conducted a search and found Tshuma`s clothes near the river.

“We are investigating a case of a missing person Dumisani Tshuma. The circumstances being that when the report was made searches were conducted and some relatives claimed they found his clothes which were identified by his wife near Khami river,” said Inspector Ncube.

However, sources who spoke to CITE revealed that the man was fond of going to the river to fish over the weekend.

“Tshuma left home on Sunday for fishing at Khami river. He was used to carrying food and utensils because on some days he would sleepover and come back in the morning,” said one neighbor.

The neighbour, however, said the man did not return home on Monday morning as usual.

“As for the past Sunday he did not return home, so when the wife and other residents went to search for him in his spot, they found only his clothes, with no signs of any fire made.

“As a community, we are terrified by this incident as the same thing happened last year,” she said.

Meanwhile, Inspector Ncube said they are treating the issue as a missing person report until they get new information.

“Police are investigating and we are still trying to find means of searching some waters in Khami,” he said.

“Since the body is not yet located we cannot confirm that he drowned. We are treating it as a missing person until new information comes up.”

Inspector Ncube appealed to those with information to make a report at their nearest police station.

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