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Zim govt wants ban on Kuwait Visas

18 May 2016, 20:28

Harare – Zimbabwean authorities have urged Kuwait government to immediately ban issuing article 21 visas to Zimbabwean nationals in order to curb human trafficking, reports the state-owned Herald newspaper.

This came just a month after at least 21 women were repatriated from the Middle East country after they were being held at a shelter of runaway maids.

According to a News 24 report, dozens of Zimbabwean women were being lured to Kuwait under false pretences by Zimbabwean agents operating in Harare and Marondera town, east of the capital.

The report revealed that upon arrival in Kuwait, these women would find out that they were expected to work as maids for very little cash and told they could not leave the country until they paid back thousands of US dollars to the agents who arranged their trip.

In a letter to his Kuwait counterpart, Zimbabwe’s Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi said that the move would help to avoid a recurrence of seeing about 200 Zimbabweans being held against their will in the Middle East country.

Mumbengegwi further told the Kuwait Foreign Affairs Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah that his government (Kuwait) should intervene and ensure that the victims of human trafficking were being compensated for the work that they had done.

The foreign affairs minister said that the Zimbabwean authorities would also seek Kuwait government’s assistance in arresting the Zimbabwean nationals who were running the syndicate.

- News 24


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