Zimbabwean woman arrested for human trafficking: unsuspecting victims sold into servitude in Oman
A Zimbabwean woman has been arrested for human trafficking, involving dozens of women which she lured into servitude in Oman.
35-year-old, Farisai Mupeti from Marondera, 70km east of Harare appeared in court for human trafficking.
The court on Friday heard that Mupeti lured dozens of women to Oman under false pretense of securing employment on their behalf in Dubai.
One of her alleged victims, Murriam Zihumo left Harare in November last year under the impression that she has secured a lucrative job in Dubai, but was shocked to find herself in Oman, where she was subjected to three months of exploitation by Omanese employers.
Mupeti is also alleged to have tricked another woman identified as Isabel Mushoriwa using in January this year.
The two women luckily escaped after begging to return home for urgent family matters.
Mupeti was arrested after the two women returned home and reported the matter to the police.
She will return in court on 1 June. Her suspected accomplice, Nyasha Allioms is believed to be on the run.
The NewsReport has several accounts of women in servitude, while some escaped unscathed.
Government is also racing against time to rescue 100 women stuck in Oman.