Walter Nyamukondiwa and Admore Mbonda in Kariba
A KARIBA man has been trampled to death by an elephant early this morning while on his way to work along Lomagundi Drive.
The man who has been identified as Everson Tafarawo Safarawo of Nyamhunga 2 suburb in Kariba is believed to be employed as a gardener at Mzimkhulu lodge in Breezes suburb.
His body was found by a passer-by who went on to inform people in the area.
Safarawo reportedly saw a herd of elephants along the main dust road and decided to use a footpath to nearby Baobob Ridge suburb.
Unknown to him there was another elephant with a calf which went on to attack him.
Most people have resorted to walking owing to the high transport cost putting them at risk of being attacked by wild animals.
Cases of human and wildlife conflict have been on the increase amid indications from the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) that there were more than 84 000 elephants than the 40 000 carrying capacity.