The human trafficker who was beaten up at the Zimbabwean Embassy in Kuwait is being investigated in that country.
Makonde MP and chairperson of the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs, Kindness Paradza, told NewsDay yesterday that the suspect, identified as Norest Maruma, was assisting Kuwaiti police with information on how the human trafficking syndicates were operating.
“She had to remain behind as she is assisting the authorities there with investigations. Her name is Norest Maruma. The bigger picture is the trafficking of human beings,” he said.
Paradza said she would also be investigated by local police when she arrives in Harare.
“These people have to be exposed. The local police are also waiting for her here,” he said, adding 15 more trafficking victims had arrived home, bringing to 148 enslaved Zimbabwean women repatriated so far.
“Five more have arrived at the embassy in Kuwait and government will arrange their travel itineraries.”He said the government had paid for their airfares through the Department of Social Services.
Over 200 Zimbabwean women were reportedly trafficked to the Gulf nation on promises of greener pastures only to end up enslaved in that country.