In a sad story, a Mutare man fell into a disused mine shaft while trying to rescue his goat.

Simon Mangezi, of 13D village Nzvimbe, Nyazura under Chief Marange slipped and fell into the shaft after losing grip of a rope when he was trying to get into a pit which his goat had fallen into.

Manicaland assistant police provincial spokesperson, Luxson Chananda confirmed the incident:

Police said Mangezi who was being assisted down the shaft at Progressive Mine B in Marange, by Rhinos Dhongire (34) fell headlong to his death.

“The deceased was trying to rescue his goat, which had fallen in the shaft. He was being assisted by Dhongire but lost grip of a rope and fell to his death,” said the deputy police spokesperson.

Chananda said they did not suspect any foul play in the incident.

He urged people to exercise caution when attempting such rescue efforts as mine shafts were particularly dangerous.