Cape Town cops crack down on prostitutes
Johannesburg - The vice squad has arrested 13 prostitutes in Cape Town suburbs, the city said on Wednesday.
Assistant Chief Nathan Ladegourdie, spokesperson for the city's specialised law enforcement services, said the sex workers were arrested during operations by the vice squad over the past few days.
The operations were conducted in Bellville, Parow, Wynberg, Wetton and Kenilworth.
"The Bellville area is the most problematic and the unit has received numerous complaints from the surrounding communities," Ladegourdie said.
He said the unit dealt with 50 prostitutes and issued spot fines amounting to R21 300.
During the operation, members of the vice squad removed a homeless 13-year-old boy from the streets.
Ladegourdie said the boy was taken to a welfare organisation.