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Zimbabwe Women Stranded in Kuwait Set to Go Back Home

  • Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye

Map of Kuwait

Map of Kuwait

Zimbabwean women, who were stranded in Kuwait where they expected to get high-paying jobs, are set to leave the country this evening for Harare after they were abused by their employers.

Zanu PF Member of Parliament, Kindness Paradza, who was part of a parliamentary delegation visiting the country on House of Assembly mission, said the 32 women and girls are happy to be going back home.

Paradza told VOA Studio 7 the returnees that were promised good jobs in Kuwait but ended up being forced to become commercial sex workers and engage in some menial jobs, will receive help as soon as they arrive home.

Zimbabweans, who are said to have facilitated the women’s trip to Kuwait, have already appeared in court facing charges of human trafficking.

Zimbabwe has over the years been gripped by serious social, economic and political problems some people blaming on President Robert Mugabe’s ruling Zanu PF party for failing to properly run the country.

But Mr. Mugabe and state officials have been blaming the current and past problems on targeted sanctions imposed by the West on the president and his inner circle.

The West imposed the sanctions claiming that Zanu PF allegedly rigged elections and violated the rights of some Zimbabweans.