Girl (9) dies fleeing from Nyau dancers in Mabvuku

By Staff Reporter

HARARE – A nine-year-old girl died on Monday after falling down while fleeing from Nyau dancers in Harare’s high density surbub of Mabvuku.

The Zimbabwe Republic police confirmed the incident on their Twitter handle which reads, ” The ZRP confirms a sad incident in which a 9 year old girl died after falling to the ground while running away from masquerades at a school located along Phase 2, Mabvuku, Harare on 15/05/23″.

The Nyau dancers are popularly known in Zimbabwe as ” zvigure”. They are misunderstood, feared and their secrets have been hidden for centuries behind masks, cryptic dances and bizarre costumes.

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