Mwenezi girl, snatched by mermaids 40 years ago returns alive

MWENEZI – An 8-year-old girl who was reportedly snatched away by a mermaid spirit while bathing along a stream some 40 years ago has reportedly resurfaced.

Rowai Chihwakwa, of Matande village under Chief Negari in Ward 2 of Mwenezi East, resurfaced a few days ago after her family members engaged some traditional healers who performed intense rituals at the scene of her disappearance for several days.

The now-grown woman is said to have disappeared while bathing along Matande stream which feeds into Runde River.

In a phone interview with TellZim News , Rowai’s brother Alfred Chihwakwa, who is MDC Alliance Mwenezi East district chairperson, confirmed that her sister was indeed back from the unknown spiritual world.

“It’s true my sister Rowai came reappeared on Saturday (October 31) after we engaged the services of a woman from Zaka. As I am speaking right now, I am with her but she is still struggling to speak and eat. She does not look that old though. We hope that by tomorrow she will be stable and as a family we will be able to divulge more information,” said Chihwakwa.

The family refused to provide with a picture of the returnee, saying she was still under the care of traditional healers who needed to perform all the necessary rites first.

–TellZim

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