The burial of a teenage girl was abandoned in bizarre scenes on Wednesday after members of an Apostolic church sect (Mapositori) insisted that she was alive, ZimLive.com reports.
The 16-year-old Form 4 pupil, identified as Daphne, was attending Kwayedza High School in Highfield.
She reportedly died suddenly on Sunday after complaining of a headache and was supposed to be laid to rest at the Granville (Mbudzi) Cemetery in Harare.
Video footage shows a crowd mobbing a Doves hearse, and her coffin being pulled halfway out of the hearse and being opened to reveal the lifeless body of a young girl.
Members of an apostolic sect then ordered the gathered crowd to stop recording them as they went about some rituals trying to revive the girl, which were not successful.
The hearse was driven back to Highfield through Machipisa Police Station with a group of “prophets” trying to revive the girl.