A woman, Tracy Ncube of Asibambaneni village, under Chief Nyangazonke, drowned at around 6PM during a Twelve Apostolic Church baptism ceremony on Wednesday drowned during a baptism session in Shashane River in Kezi and her body was retrieved the following day.
Matabeleland South police spokesperson Inspector Philisani Ndebele confirmed the drowning incident. Said Ndebele:
We received the report on the drowning of a woman in Shashane River. After congregants failed to retrieve the body, they reported the matter to us. Our team also failed to locate the body that night and we had to engage the Sub Aqua Unit. However, before the Sub Aqua team arrived villagers assisted in retrieving it.
Ndebele also took the time to warn the Zimbabwean public adding that cases of drowning normally increase this time of the year.