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By Richard Chidza 9 to 15 September 2018 pg 4

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) said that children from rural areas are as much at risk of abuse on the internet as their urban counterparts and parents should keep watch. A two-province consumer blitz by the state entity running through the whole of last week came to an end at Hama growth point in Midlands yesterday, after stops in most parts of the southern parts of the province including Mberengwa and Zvishavane as well as parts of Masvingo. Talent Munyaradzi, a Potraz official, told thousands of people at Hama growth point that parents need to be on the look out for criminals abusing internet some of whom could lure their children as part of international human trafficking syndicates. The campaign by Potraz, which began a few years ago, has mostly been confined to rural areas and this year alone has been taken to Mashonaland Central, Matebeleland North, Masvingo, Midlands as well as Manicaland.