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Paid airfare for Bella the mermaid. Too bad she isnt real

 
 
Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 01:12 pm
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Woman Paid Invisible 'Mermaids' Airfare
March 18, 2005 7:42 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe - A woman testified that she paid a popular local musician to fly four mermaids from London to Harare to help her recover a stolen car and cash.

Businesswoman Magrate Mapfumo said she paid $5,000 to fly the invisible mermaids to Harare on the advice of musician Edna Chizema, who is on trial for theft by false pretenses, the state-owned Herald newspaper reported Thursday.

Zimbabwe's Shona people believe mermaids are fearsome enchantresses capable of wreaking vengeance on wrongdoers.

Mapfumo testified that she sought Chizema's advice after her car and millions of Zimbabwean dollars (thousands of U.S. dollars) were stolen.

Mapfumo said she also paid for the mermaids to be housed at Harare's plush tourist resort, the Jameson Hotel, and supplied with mobile phones and electrical generators to cope with the Zimbabwean capital's numerous power cuts, the paper said.

"I asked about the names of the mermaids and I was told they were called Emma, Charmaine, Sharvine, Bella and a fifth one who was said to be an Arab mermaid," the Herald quoted Mapfumo as telling the court.

"All the time, she (Chizema) told me I could not see the mermaids as only spirit mediums could do so."
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 01:27 pm
Shocked
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2005 02:21 pm
Strange beliefs huh?
( not strange as in BAD) just...diffrent
mermaids?
I am wondering if that is just a title like ' preacher' or something...?
I dont know that they REALLY think they are MERMAIDS from the sea?!
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