A couple in Zimbabwe have died while having sex in a river in celebration of the New Year. The families of the deceased have attributed the loss to a mermaid, after witnesses related the account to them, according to local media.
The lovers identified as 21-year-old Charmaine Nyakata and 17-year-old Munashe Nedziva were having sex in Mayambura River near Prince Charles Dam in Seke, Zimbabwe when they drowned.
According to local media, it was being speculated that the man apparently drowned while trying to save his lover from drowning. The naked bodies of both individuals were however retrieved from the river by police sub-aqua divers while their clothes were found on the edge of the dam placed on stones.
Speaking to local newsmen about the incident, an uncle to one of the victims, Silvester Lafoti alleged that the couple was taken by a mermaid believed to be in the dam.
He said this suspicion is based on a beer bottle allegedly spotted floating on top of the water, before the lovers drowned.
‘We have lost a girl who was so brilliant and was supposed to do her Upper Six this year, we are not sure of what actually happened, but from what we gathered from the people who were celebrating New Year at the place, we are convinced that the two were taken by a mermaid.’
The family further claimed that the two had been taken by mermaid following findings that Charmaine’s body was found without her eyes; however, fish mongers dismissed the suggestions saying fishes could have feasted on the body.