Africa is a continent away from Scotland, but no one told that to the mythological Loch Ness monster look-alike said to live in Zimbabwe in the depths of Lake Kariba.
It’s more than odd that both creatures are described as serpent-like and live in lakes.
The Tonga tribe of Zambezi Valley believes their creature is actually a river god called Nyaminyami that turns the water red whenever it emerges from the depths.
The god is described by those who have seen it as being enormous with the body of a serpent and a fish-like head. The nearly 10-foot wide creature has an undetermined length, but any creature that large is capable of striking fear in the hearts of those who claim to have seen it.
One such eyewitness, the tribe’s Chief Sampakaruma, testifies that he has seen the god serpent on two separate occasions. But, that was years ago and before white men came to the valley to build a hydroelectric dam. That’s when the god of the underworld went into hiding, but not before he wreaked havoc.