16 August 2018

Zimbabwe: Businessman Stung to Death By Bees

A prominent Mhangura businessman, Mr Costa Bakkaris, died recently after being stung by bees he kept at his residence in the low density suburb of the now defunct mining settlement.

According to reports from local police, Mr Bakkaris (76) was feeding his bees with sugar before he accidentally fell on the bees in the morning of August 9.

The police sources said the swarm of bees attacked him, leading to his death.

One of his workers, who was commenting on condition of anonymity, expressed shock at the death, as Mr Bakkaris had been feeding the bees for a number of years without incident.

"He is said to have been feeding his bees, a thing he has been doing since he started keeping the bees at his residence," he said.

Police sources said the bees were agitated when Mr Bakkaris disturbed them.

"We are not yet sure as to what really caused the death as a full post mortem is yet to be conducted, but Mr Bakkaris also had a history of suffering from heart problems," said the police source. The Greek businessman operated various retail outlets in Mhangura and Ruwa, where he specialised in supermarkets and bakeries.

Mr Bakkaris, together with his wife, offered wide range of services to the then workers at Mhangura Copper Mine.

Zimbabwe

Govt Declares War on Cholera

Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to come up with a lasting solution to the cholera outbreak in… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 The Herald. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.