Civil servant lured to Germany on facebook
MBABANE – It has been alleged that the civil servant who was arrested in Germany was lured to undertake the international trip after receiving an offer on popular networking site Facebook.
Sources close to her family said Zandile Ndlela, who is employed by the Ministry of Tinkhundla Administration and Development as a secretary, received a correspondence from Canada that promised her a job and she fell for the offer.
This allegation is yet to be fully verified as she is yet to return to the country to give her account. She has, however, since posted a message from Germany’s capital city, Munich that she is now fine.
The message said she now awaits repatriation to Swaziland. While Zandile and friends posted messages on the social networking site, Facebook, her mother in Swaziland was in the dark about what had happened to her.
Speaking to the Times telephonically, she said she last saw her daughter over a month ago and only heard from people that she had been arrested in Germany.
"She’s lost. I know nothing. Since she left she has not spoken to me. I last saw her on the 14th of last month. The problem is that I don’t stay with her as she stays in Manzini and I stay in Nhlangano.
"I know nothing, I’m in the dark. I only learnt after she had left that she had gone overseas," the mother identified only as make Ndlela (nee Shongwe) said.
Asked what means she had done to try to get hold of her daughter, she said her hands were tied. "There is nothing I can do," she responded.
Other relatives suggested that Zandile was supposed to be repatriated to Swaziland from Germany after certain processes had been completed in that country.
It is said she was only facing a charge of illegal entry because her visa did not stipulate that she had permission to enter Germany.
Family turns to Foreign Affairs’ legal advisor
MANZINI – Zandile Ndlela’s family is having meetings with the legal advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as they try to bring her back to Swaziland.
Her brother, Boy Ndlela, confirmed last night that he had been meeting the office of the legal advisor in the ministry.
When asked how their sister left Swaziland and why he said: "According to what we know she left Swaziland with the purpose to holiday overseas, and thereafter hoped to return and now this has happened. As a family we know that she left Swaziland with the hope to return and resume her work at the Inkhundla."
Ndlela said his sister filed for leave.
"She was supposed to have returned to Swaziland by May 5. We hope we get assistance to bring her back. I will be at the office of the legal advisor on Friday (today) again to pursue the matter," said Ndlela last night.
Germany`s capital is Berlin, not Munich.
May 25, 2012, 8:27 AM, Christoph Bendix (email@example.com)
This is a very sad,and i am suprised that after it has been said and people have been warned so much about human trafficking but people are still lured to these foreign countries,especially our beloved sisters.please bodzadze ase nitibambe.
May 25, 2012, 8:27 AM, charles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Do you guys know anything about fact checking. Since when is Munich the capital city of Germany?
May 25, 2012, 10:36 AM, Vusmuzi (email@example.com)
Anybody can fall on human trafficking but i think women are a target because they like nice and easy things. They will never learn & i know that very well. Women need to be told the truth instead of mourning together with them, mourning will never be a solution instead we spoil them even more.
May 25, 2012, 10:36 AM, cellular (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Goverment of Swaziland now is the time you open your eyes about the youth of Swaziland ,what is the main reason people are flocking out of the country,create job opportunities human traficking will go on as long as the are no jobs and scholarships
May 25, 2012, 10:36 AM, nokuncoba (email@example.com)
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