Child trafficking case continues

2012-05-24 13:03
Johannesburg - Five people accused of human trafficking and running a brothel where children were kept will appear in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

One of them, Sandile Patrick Zweni, was denied bail at his last court appearance because of previous convictions for assault, culpable homicide and possession of dagga.

His co-accused Nonduzo Dlamini, 23, and Bhabha Dubazini, 29, abandoned their bail applications before appearing in court.

The three were arrested with a fourth person when 24 girls, eight of them minors, were rescued from a building in Durban's Point area.

Some of the girls were as young as 12, and some were allegedly under the influence of drugs.

The fourth person was released and charges were withdrawn.

Later, two more people, Dr Genchen Ragnath and his wife Ravina, were arrested in connection with the case and were released on bail of R30 000 each.

The five face charges of dealing in cocaine, human trafficking, keeping a brothel, and living off the earnings of prostitution.

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