TRAGIC END TO RITUALS AT A DAM


A woman has drowned in a dam Mutare while attempting to perform traditional rituals.

Bridget Mangazi slipped and fell into the dam near Chikanga High density suburb. Her body was found floating by a resident who alerted police.

Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa told the Manica Post that Bridget, popularly known as Mai Kuku, was accompanied by four other women (names withheld) who had also gone to perform the rituals.

“Bridget had gone to the dam with four other women to perform some traditional rituals and she went near the dam to relieve herself. In the process she slipped and fell in the dam and drowned,” said Insp Kakohwa.

He said her friends, instead of helping her out, rushed to Himalaya in Chief Zimunya’s area to alert the deceased’s parents as they believed that a mermaid had snatched her. However, a passerby discovered the body before their return.

The police Sub Aqua Unit was called in to retrieve Bridget’s body.

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