Zimbabwean duo arrested for allegedly trafficking 14 kids

Police have arrested two Zimbabwean nationals for allegedly trying to traffick 14 children from Gauteng.

It is alleged that on Tuesday the duo, a 46-year-old male and a 41-year-old woman were seen boarding a bus in Midrand with 14 undocumented children.

According to the Provincial Hawks spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Tebogo Thebe, there were eight boy and six girls, aged between six and 14-years-old.

“Police were alerted to the incident by a vigilant passenger in a bus from Midrand in Johannesburg en route to Cape Town. The bus made a stopover in Kimberley, the passenger called an off-duty police officer, who in turn alerted the multi-disciplinary team.''

“The suspects claimed to be taking the kids to their parents in Cape Town, information the police could not verify, leading to the arrest,'' he added.

Thebe said the victims were inspected and looked dirty, without any additional clothes or bags, and looked hungry.


Done by Alungile Njemla


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