32 Zimbabwean women trafficked to Kuwait arrive home

This is the second group of women the authorities have managed to bring home from Kuwait.

FILE: They were lured to the gulf country in the hope of decent jobs as waitresses and maids but appear to have been made virtual house prisoners upon their arrival. Picture: WikiCommons.

HARARE - A state newspaper in Zimbabwe is reporting that another 32 Zimbabwean women allegedly trafficked to Kuwait in recent months have arrived back home.

A cabinet minister says the women were traumatised by the experience.

This is the second group of women the authorities have managed to bring home from Kuwait.

They were lured to the gulf country in the hope of decent jobs as waitresses and maids but appear to have been made virtual house prisoners upon their arrival.

In this case, a wealthy Zimbabwean businessman Wicknell Chivayo paid for their tickets, according to state media.

The Sunday Mail says a team of doctors and psychologists will now help the women after their ordeal.

The paper says there may have been up to 200 Zimbabwean women stuck in Kuwait: but it's not clear how many are still there waiting for help.