The ZRP provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed to NewZimbabwe.com that Philomena Mutasa (23) of Nyamatsine Business Centre was swept away while taking photos of herself on the banks of a flooded Nyatsime River in Nyamajuro, under Chief Marange.
Philomena was in the company of siblings Ronald Mutasa, 24, and Miriam Mutasa, 20 when they went for a photo shoot at the river. The now-deceased reportedly stood on a rock and slipped into the river before drowning. Her siblings Miriam and Ronald unsuccessfully tried to rescue her.
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Her body was found by a passerby a week later floating near Odzi footbridge, about 11km away from where she drowned. Inspector Kakohwa urged members of the public not to gamble with death by playing around flooded rivers.