Saturday, August 17, 2019

Man, 48, to appear in Cape Town court for alleged human trafficking

A man allegedly trafficked a 25-year-old woman is to appear in court for charges of sexual trafficking. The victim was supposedly lured to come to Cape Town under false pretense by the man. In a statement the victim says she met the 48-year-old man at a party in Gauteng as they were introduced by the victim’s friend last June.

The Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase “said the victim and the perpetrator traveled together to Cape Town a day after they met and on arrival she was allegedly locked up in a room in Brooklyn Cape Town, and was forced into drugs and prostitution”. The victim soon escaped and was rescued by a passing Law Enforcement car which tomb her to a place of safety. The matter was referred to the Hawks Anti human trafficking team. The 48-year-old man was identified by the victim and was arrested by the SAPS and charged for contravening the trafficking in persons act on the bill of rights.

By: Chuma Matiwane

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