There is apparently a new and terrifying phenomenon in Zimbabwe, which is preventing the ongoing construction of much-needed water reservoirs. Water creatures, normally only seen crooning siren calls in order to maroon sailors at sea, are terrifying the workers. Yup – mermaids have been seen at the reservoirs, and workers are too terrified to go back to work.
However, the Minister of Water Resources has a solution. Traditional beer must be brewed and a ritual performed to rout or appease the spirits. One has to wonder whether the proposed solution will help or hinder, but the only comment which comes to mind is – oh dear.