Zimbabwe bleached baby case set for trial

first_img More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) – Prosecutors in Zimbabwe say a fraud trial is set to hear claims 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. Sponsored Stories Top Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosterone 5 treatments for adult scoliosiscenter_img Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Men’s health affects baby’s health too 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.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img