A 14 year old girl from Chief Marozva’s area in Bikita is said to have gone missing for four days amid claims that she was taken by a mermaid.

A mermaid is a legendary aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish.

Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including Africa Europe and Asia.

The young girl who first appeared live on Kuda Machiri’s ZBC’s National FM talkshow, narrates her ordeal in a soft voice with the innocence of a 14 year old girl and one wonders if this is real or fiction.

ZBC News also spoke to the father of the girl (name withheld0) as he recounts what happened during the four days when the girl was missing.

She went missing for four days, the only trace of her was the school uniform and satchel with books which were by Rozva dam’s bank.

Stranger than fiction, but the question still remains do mermaids exist?