Baboons wreak havoc at Zim border post

2012-01-31 14:43

Harare - Troops of bag-snatching, truck-looting baboons are causing chaos at a border post between Zimbabwe and Zambia in daily raids for food, NewsDay reported on Tuesday.

"Baboons are an issue that must be dealt with here because they destroy travellers’ goods," the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority station manager at the Chirundu border post, Tichaona Phiri, told the newspaper.

"Sometimes they bite or clap people on their faces if they try to defend their property and they can snatch ladies' handbags and even destroy cars as they search for food."

The apes also tear up sacks of maize on trucks moving through the border, a committee of lawmakers was told during a visit to the site, located in a national park.

"These baboons can smell maize on trucks and considering their huge numbers, it is very difficult to control them," the newspaper quoted Phiri as saying.

"But the problem is that they behave like human beings and are very good tricksters," said Phiri.

  • Arthur - 2012-01-31 15:03

    And get paid at month end!

      Jack - 2012-01-31 15:15

      "But the problem is that they behave like humans and are very good tricksters" excuse me, but what kind of humans are you talking about?

      Willie - 2012-01-31 15:25

      When I saw the headline I thought the Yooof Leeeg was protesting again

      Phillip - 2012-01-31 15:39

      Well said Willie,miskien is jy wel reg!!!!

      Jou - 2012-01-31 17:47

      Wow, they call a spade a spade on news24.

  • E=MC2 - 2012-01-31 15:06

    i love the Mugabe picture insert right next to this article!! lol

  • David - 2012-01-31 15:06

    Mugabe and the Zanu PF have now resorted to Gorilla warfare.What next???

  • Pam - 2012-01-31 15:20

    I cant stop laughing OMG!

  • basie.pretorius - 2012-01-31 15:20

    What's new They wreak havoc on the roads in their taxi's they wreak havoc in governing the provinces and government Whats New???????????????

  • 1Remnant - 2012-01-31 15:23

    BWAHAHAHA........ WTF are the "flappies" trying to bring in their ancestors into SA as well now???

  • comrade.zondi - 2012-01-31 15:25

    URGENT WARNING URGENT WARNING Our Inkosi tokoloshe has found out that the zombie snakes are back. They rub muti on their skins and are invisible. They slither into taxis and eat the brains of women. The zombie women are evil. Tell everybody and warn them. Eish.

      David - 2012-01-31 15:32

      Not you again

  • Dmitri - 2012-01-31 15:25

    My bad, they were referring to primates....

  • Louw - 2012-01-31 15:26

    Welcome to the people of Zimbabwe watch out for pickpockets !!

  • Dalai - 2012-01-31 15:27

    Are they not there all the times manning border posts, judging from the chaos? Others have grounded a certain province's economy?

  • Michelle - 2012-01-31 15:31

    Sounds like the ANCYL!!!!

  • Abie - 2012-01-31 15:56

    They behave like human beings and are very good tricksters.......just like Mugabe!!!!

  • Rob - 2012-01-31 16:09

    Is there an ANC conference up there this week?

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-31 17:18

      ANCYL meeting with ZANU PF, special guest ANC Exec Committee

  • Frank - 2012-01-31 16:19

    What! they moved from Parliament all the way to the Zambian border to continue the destruction?

  • Andrew - 2012-01-31 18:23

    Oh but you white people are so predictable!!!! I knew from the moment I read this article that half the comments below would follow,get over yourselves and stop makig every article a racist issue or move to Australia!!! You have a choice you know.

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-31 20:10

      Move to Zim, you have a choice u know? LOL

      mundu.olewega - 2012-01-31 20:12

      Nangu toffie, Andrew.

      Andrew - 2012-01-31 20:19

      See what I'm taalking about Ivan,now you really must move to Australia,people there have humour as dry as the outback,much like yours, lol!!Oh and you can get a nice tan while you're at it. Mundu what does nangu toffie mean?

      Omnivore - 2012-01-31 21:34

      @ Andrew -- Not all of us. I'm a white Afrikaner and I agree, the kind of whites who comment on these stories are the worst sort of hypocrites I have ever encountered! Heaven forbid a black person says anything about them, but they think they are hilarious when they insult and belittle others. Ek skaam my morsdood vir julle.

  • Omnivore - 2012-01-31 21:30

    Hey, News24 - just kill the comments on this story, please. You're drawing flies.

  • Brent - 2012-02-01 04:55

    Robert Mugabe's family I presume

  • Bra Tk Rasethaba - 2012-02-01 13:33

    Who send them mara?

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