Johannesburg – Five Nigerian nationals were arrested and charged with human trafficking after 10 ladies had been discovered to be running as prostitutes at brothels masquerading as bed-and-breakfast lodging.
Two of the boys had been arrested in Rustenburg and 3 in Kuruman on Sunday morning round 6am.
When the Hawks arrived on the 3 houses, they discovered six South African ladies, two Lesotho nationals in addition to one lady from Zimbabwe and some other from Zambia. Some of the ladies had been nonetheless snoozing, whilst others had been already servicing shoppers.
All 4 international ladies had expired passports of their ownership on the time of the raids, consistent with the Hawks.
Northern Cape Hawks spokesperson Nomthandaso Mnisi stated it used to be no longer but recognized how the ladies ended up within the brothel however one of the crucial ladies alleged that they had been lured into the rustic with guarantees of jobs.
Mnisi stated that the 5 suspects didn’t continue to exist the 3 houses.
“Although the women have not confirmed if they work for the suspects, they stay in their property and pay them R500 rent a day.
“We have charged the suspects with alleged trafficking in persons and we are working with the Department of Home Affairs to check their status in the country,” she stated.
Mnisi stated the youngest of the ten ladies is twenty years outdated whilst the oldest is 39.
She additionally showed that that they had been investigating the boys for a while and had been these days interviewing the ladies to get additional information that may assist their probe.