Zim Human Traffickers Admit Offence

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FRANCISTOWN: Zimbabwean suspects in human trafficking offences committed in December in Francistown have claimed they had been sent by the minors’ parents in South Africa to bring along the kids who were helped to cross Zimbabwe and Botswana borders without passports.

The trio Sudden Sibanda, Mhlangabedzwa Nhliziyo and Mtokodisi Ndlovu each admitted to having committed 15 counts of human trafficking when they appeared before Principal Magistrate Dumisani Basupi, but claimed they had been sent by the children’s parents in South Africa to bring along the minors.

The suspects were busted by the police in the beginning of December in Francistown along the Blue Jacket Street from Zimbabwe en route to South Africa in the company of the so-called smuggled people mostly children who had no passports.

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