It is an exciting, action packed Zimbabwean film of international calibre, written and produced by Dumisani Nkomo and Directed by Thando Sibanda.

    Work on the movie began sometime in 2015 and the release dates are yet to be announced. According to statistics a shocking human trafficking is a $35 billion illegal global business.

    Ziyanda, producers said, was a tool to educate people on the illicit trade in human beings that was being perpetrated under their noses.

    “Human trafficking is the fastest growing organised crime in the whole world and is worth $35 billion. According to the United Nations, Zimbabwe is a point of entry and exit for human traffickers. We’ve heard stories about the illicit movement of finances out of Africa, wars and famine, but now we’ve the illicit movement of people from the continent. So Ziyanda will tell such a story eloquently,” executive producer of the film, Dumisani Nkomo said.

    He said the level of ignorance around human trafficking was shocking.

    “The initial concept was inspired by the story of Joseph in the Bible. That was one of the first incidents of human trafficking.

    When we researched further, we realised the problem was far bigger than we anticipated,” said Nkomo. Sunday News