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Zim 'bleached baby' case set for trial

2012-07-07 16:26

Harare - Prosecutors in Zimbabwe say a fraud trial is set to hear claims that a black baby was treated with skin-bleaching cream to extort money from a man of Asian descent.

Prosecutor Malvern Nzombe said a court in the second city of Bulawayo on Friday ordered a Zimbabwean woman and her husband to reappear for trial at a date to be set in August.

He said it is alleged they wanted the baby to appear that it was of mixed race in a plot to "reap financial benefits" from the light-skinned man with whom the woman had an affair.

Her husband is accused of helping plan the scam, Nzombe said.

In Zimbabwe's troubled economy, authorities have reported a recent spate of bizarre cons to extract money from unsuspecting victims.

Comments
  • Ian - 2012-07-07 16:41

    omg, anc and ancyl you have competion in DUH

  • busisiwe.kubeka1 - 2012-07-07 16:47

    Keith Ngobeni the white wannabe shame

      keith.ngobeni - 2012-07-08 11:28

      Busisiwe next time is going to be you to do something stupid like that because of your obsession of fighting a white men, one day a whiteman would wish himself a 50% of disability and stupid people like you would fight him to claim 51% of it.

  • CHRISTOS52 - 2012-07-07 16:54

    Harsh sentence must be given to this two parents ,no excuse for exposing Africans in this stupidity . I am an African .

  • balu.mqadi - 2012-07-07 17:02

    Now I've really had it all. This is jst toooo low

  • devon.riley.52 - 2012-07-07 17:55

    sick, sick, sick

  • Lacrimose - 2012-07-07 18:33

    This is torture, child abuse, child neglect yet the charges are about extortion. Where is this child now?

      Tommo - 2012-07-08 02:49

      In heaven

  • antin.herinck - 2012-07-07 18:50

    I have heard of "trying for white" but "trying for Chinese" must be new.

      simon.sinimoni - 2012-07-07 19:37

      Its actually 'trying for Indian' because the Asian in this story is a Zimbabwean of Indian descent

  • eddie.serane - 2012-07-07 20:00

    This iz child abuse, hash sentcn n no xcuse

  • Grant - 2012-07-07 21:35

    Hahaha, trying to make a black baby look Asian by bleaching its skin. What dumb asses. It is much easier just to squeeze lemon juice into the babies eyes if you want it to look Asian.

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