A 25-year-old woman from Marondera was allegedly trafficked to Oman in April by an unknown Zimbabwean man who had promised her a good-paying job.
Police said the suspect made all the arrangements for the woman to travel to the Middle Eastern country and he is now demanding to be reimbursed.
The man is reportedly abusing his victim and demanding to be paid US$1 800 which he claims he used to cover the woman’s travelling expenses. The ZRP said:
The ZRP is investigating a case of human trafficking where a Marondera woman (25) was lured to travel to Oman by an unknown Zimbabwean who promised her employment in April 2022.
The suspect, who arranged the travelling logistics, is reportedly abusing the victim in the foreign country, threatening her to refund the US$1800 that he claims to have used for the victim’s travelling expenses.
Farisai Mupeti appeared before a Harare magistrate facing charges of human trafficking after she allegedly lured two Zimbabweans to Oman where they were enslaved.
The trafficked women were identified as Murriam Zihumo and Isabel Mushoriwa who were both tricked into believing that they had found lucrative jobs in Dubai only to find themselves in slavery in Oman.