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newsANA reports that a Limpopo game farmer faces a charge of culpable homicide after a worker on a neighbouring farm accidentally shot himself with his darting gun at a farm near Lephalale.  

Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the incident happened on Friday when the farmer, one of his labourers and the deceased were looking for a buffalo that had escaped from the farm.  Mojapelo indicated:  “According to a preliminary report, the alleged freak accident happened when the deceased, a 30-year-old Zimbabwean, allegedly shot himself at about 9am while walking in the company of the two, tracking down the buffalo.  He immediately started shivering and was rushed to a hospital in Polokwane, where he later died at about 12pm, apparently due to the effect of the animal-darting substance.  The matter was then reported at Polokwane Police Station.”  Mojapelo added:  “Legal gun owners are once again warned to always adhere to laws governing the handling of firearms, as the police will not hesitate to take strong actions against noncompliance.”

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