07 February 2015
A sting operation comprising members of the
Hawks, Crime Intelligence and the Department of Home Affairs has led to the
arrest of a Malawian national for human trafficking in Johannesburg on Thursday.
The 38-year-old man told undercover police
that he was selling four males and one female aged between 41 and 39 years for
R500-00 per person.
Captain Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said
Investigation revealed that the man would lure fellow countrymen into South
Africa promising them job opportunities. Upon arrival he would sell them to
anybody who would use them anyhow.
Mulaudzi said the five victims, who have
since been taken to a place of safety, had been promised that that they were going
to work at a farm in North West and were to pay their master R1500-00 a month,
until such time that he would feel that it was enough.
“The man will appear in the Johannesburg
Magistrate Court on Monday, 9 January 2015, on charges of human trafficking and
possible contravention of the Immigration Act Mulaudzi added.
Labels: Malawian national busted for human trafficking