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Zimbabwe sect leader held after 251 children rescued from farm labour

Zimbabwe sect leader held after 251 children rescued from farm labour

 A Zimbabwean sect leader and "self-styled prophet" appeared in court charged with child abuse after police raided his farm and rescued more than 200 children doing physical labour, police said. The children "were subjected to abuse as cheap labour, doing manual work in the name of being taught life skills", a police statement said. Police found 251 children on the farm who were not attending school, most of whom did not have birth certificates. They also found 16 graves, including seven for infants, all of which were unregistered, the statement said. Advertisement · Scroll to continue Ishmael Chokurongerwa, 56, described…
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