A New Luveve granny is reportedly battling for life at Bulawayo’s Mpilo Central Hospital after she was attacked by a swarm of bees on Tuesday.
By Melody Chimhau
The victim, only identified as MaNcube and believed to be in her 70s, was attacked at her vending site outside her home.
Bulawayo City Council’s chief fire officer Richard Peterson confirmed the incident yesterday and advised the public not to tamper with bees as they could be deadly.
“If bees come to houses, trees or roof ceilings, people should not attempt to chase them away, but instead get in touch with the fire brigade to get assistance,” he said.
When a Southern Eye crew arrived at the scene, bees could be seen flying around with the firemen chasing them away with pressured water.
Residents were burning tyres in an effort to chase the bees away.
A neighbour who declined to be named said MaNcube was continuously stung by the bees for at least 30 minutes before the fire brigade came to her rescue.
“I was in my house when I heard people scream.
I decided to check what was going on and was saddened to see MaNcube crying for help, but people could not help as they were scared,” he said.