By Sukuoluhle Ndlovu
Masvingo – Three children drowned while swimming in Siya Dam.
The incident took place on Friday afternoon in Zaka in Chief Nhema’s village.
Masvingo Police Spokesperson Inspector, Charity Mazula confirmed the incident.
On the fateful day, four girls between the ages if 11 and 13 left their homesteads to go swimming at the nearby dam.
When the four got to the dam, the deceased, Nyasha Chioniso Mabika 13, Janet Mudzi 12 and Beulah Mafuka failed to swim and drowned leaving only Benias Mapfumo who returned home to inform her father about the incident.
The bodies were later retrieved.
In an address Mazula encouraged guardians to keep their children from water bodies during this rainy season.
“We strongly advise parents to discourage their children from swimming in non designated areas. We are now in the rainy season and more rains are being anticipated, so people should avoid crossing flooded rivers as this could save lives,” she said.