Residents told the weekly publication, The Manica Post that the UFO moved fast downwards, exploding, sparking flames and falling with a huge thud, sending many people scampering for cover.
Charles Mugadhuyu a villager in Chipangayi, told the publication that he heard a booming sound that lasted for about 45 seconds. He said:
I heard the thundering sound at 8.45 pm last night. I could not tell the direction. I think the sound lasted about 45 seconds.
I stay at Chipinge Safari Area.
Festus Magorwa of Tongogara Refugee Camp also confirmed sighting the UFO. He said:
I can confirm seeing a star headed eastwards. It was a frightening explosion-like sound. It also sounded like rain thunder despite the clear sky.