The Congress of South African
Trade Union in the Free State
has expressed its shock at the arrest of two foreign nationals who have been
arrested after holding seven young girls against their will in Bloemfontein.
The girls aged between 18 and
20-years-old were rescued after a whistle blower alerted police about a group
of girls being used as sex slaves at a flat in the area.
The two Ugandan nationals aged
24 and 27-years-old has been charged with dealing in drugs as well as possible
charges of human trafficking and sexual offences.
Cosatu Provincial Secretary
Monyatso oa Mahlatsi said he would like to call on the government to ensure
that all those students continue with their studies as soon as possible by
providing them with the necessary support that they need.
Mahlatsi said they would also
like to call on the criminal justice cluster to ensure that there is a
successful prosecution of these criminals.
criminals are finished with their terms they call on the government to ban them
from the borders of South
Africa for the rest of their lives because
we do not need criminals like those in our country" Mahlatsi added.
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