Bulawayo Man Loses Fingers After A Grenade He Was Using As A Key Holder Exploded!

A 47-year-old Bulawayo man escaped death by a whisker after a grenade he had been using as a key holder exploded in his hands.


Police confirmed the incident saying the man, who is a gardener, had been moving around with the grenade for almost two weeks, unaware that he was carrying a deadly object.

The Chronicle reports that the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) spokesperson in Bulawayo Province, Inspector Abednico Ncube said the man found the grenade on 1 January and showed it to his friend, who also didn’t recognise that it was a dangerous object. Said Insp Ncube:

On January 12 at around 3 PM, he pulled the safety pin of the hand grenade and it exploded twice in his right hand.

He was injured on the right-hand palm and was taken to United Bulawayo Hospital where he is currently admitted.

Four right-hand fingers and half of the palm have been amputated.
Bulawayo Man Loses Fingers After A Grenade He Was Using As A Key Holder Exploded!
Bulawayo Man Loses Fingers After A Grenade He Was Using As A Key Holder Exploded!
Members of the public are hereby advised and warned to take or consider any unknown metal as a dangerous object.

Regrettably, a 47-year-old male took a deadly grenade for a key holder.

Meanwhile, a Form 6 student died last week after she was bitten by a black mamba while in class. The now-deceased student, Melody Chiputura, died within 30 minutes of being bitten by the highly venomous snake.

The sad incident occurred at Rushinga High School in Zimbabwe’s Mashonaland Central province.

According to The Herald daily newspaper, the 17-year-old schoolgirl had gone for sports with her classmates.

When she returned to the classroom after the sports, she was struck on the thigh by the black mamba, which had somehow slithered into the class.

The other students immediately killed the venomous viper. Unfortunately, Melody died within 30 minutes while being transported to a hospital.

She was buried on Saturday at Kanyemba village in Rushinga.
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