Church Outing End In Tragedy As Three Youths Skip Camp And Drown In Karimazondo Dam, Marondera

A church outing ended in tragedy after three youths drowned in a dam, while swimming at a campsite just outside Marondera.

The police sub aqua unit on Sunday morning recovered the bodies of Kupakwashe Kanyerere (14), Makatendekaishe Saunyama (16) and Zvikomborero Rambanepasi (16), all of Chitungwiza — at Karimazondo Dam. The deceased youths were part of the 125 members of a Chitungwiza-based Glory Ministries church led by Pride Sibiya.

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Police confirmed the incident. Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza had this to say

I confirm death by drowning of three youths who were part of congregants from a religious sect from Chitungwiza. The five youths sneaked out and went to the dam to swim when tragedy struck.

More: Newsday


Marondera (formerly Marandellas) is located some 67 km from Harare and is the capital of Mashonaland East Province. The city is surrounded by commercial farms where the residents go for seasonal employment. In 2013, the town had a population estimated at 46 000. The flashy... Read More About Marondera

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