The body of the twenty-eight-year-old woman of Livingstone who drowned in the Zambezi River at the popular picnic site called Dry Manzi in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park on Independence Day has been retrieved and buried.
Southern Province Deputy Commissioner of Police Bonny Kapeso confirmed that the body of Mary Nyendwa was retrieved on Tuesday by a combined team of police, wildlife and fire brigade officers.
Mr. Kapeso says the body which was in a decomposed state after staying in water for three days was buried by the family soon after it was retrieved.
Marian Nyendwa is survived a husband and a set of twins.
On Saturday, Marian drowned in the Zambezi River at a popular picnic site called dry Manzi in the Mosi-O-tunya national park.
Zambia Wildife Authority -ZAWA- Southern regional senior warden Lusizi Mwale, who confirmed the incident which happened around 16 hours, told ZNBC at the scene that Marian together with her four relatives and friends strayed into the water while having fun but got swept away by the current.
And Marians friend Elizabeth Mpande told ZNBC that she tried to save her friend but the current was too strong and they both did not know how to swim.