Cape Town brothels inspected
Johannesburg - Four shebeens have been closed and 17 brothels inspected in Cape town, the city said on Wednesday.
The purpose of the operation was to ensure compliance with the city's by-laws and address the community's concerns, said spokesperson for the city's specialised law enforcement services, Nathan Ladegourdie.
In a joint operation with the police, the liquor enforcement unit inspected 40 liquor outlets and issued 46 fines totalling R36 700 for various offences
A total of 17 brothels and prostitution "hot spots" were also inspected, Ladegourdie said.
He said the unit would focus its efforts on suspected brothels in suburban areas in the coming days.