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Interpreters needed for strip club case

2012-03-07 09:26

Cape Town - The case against 11 Cape Town strip club dancers accused of contravening their work permit conditions was postponed in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court, according to a report on Wednesday.

Their defence team stated they needed interpreters for six different languages as only Romanian had been accounted for, according to the Cape Times. The other languages include Bulgarian, Spanish, Russian, Thai and Ukrainian.

Defence attorney Pete Mihalik said he wanted access to the affidavit used to execute a search warrant of the strip club Mavericks, where the women were seized.

He would challenge the search warrant as its execution appeared to be irregular.

Last November, 18 dancers were arrested in terms of the Immigration Act.

According to the report, one dancer pleaded guilty and charges were dropped against four others. A case against two of the dancers was stood down for further investigation.

The case would resume for plea and trial on April 23.

Comments
  • Gcwabe.KaMavovo - 2012-03-07 09:36

    Don't we have real criminals to catch other than these poor exploited girls?

      spartanx93 - 2012-03-07 09:40

      The girls are one issue. Who they really need to nail are the individuals who bring them into the country with false hope and exploit them in these sleazy strip clubs.

      spartanx93 - 2012-03-07 09:40

      The girls are one issue. Who they really need to nail are the individuals who bring them into the country with false hope and exploit them in these sleazy strip clubs.

  • Brett - 2012-03-07 09:43

    Can I apply?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-03-07 09:56

      Sorry Brett. Interpreters will only be needed in the court room...and maybe jail cells ;) You will have to "work" in front of those uncles with the long cloths and the white horse hair on their heads.

  • Renier - 2012-03-07 09:51

    .... this is horse S^%$...have you guys ever been to Mavericks??..If you do you'll found out that those girls WANT to be there...nobody is forcing them... I might have chatted to some of them ;)

      Anthony - 2012-03-07 10:02

      Agreed, they want to be there, but if they want to leave, its a different story. Club owners "look after" their passports for them.

      grethe.koen - 2012-03-07 10:04

      Renier, you really think those girls would chat you if they weren't getting paid? Don't be an idiot. Its part of their job, not coz they actually like you.

      Anthony - 2012-03-07 10:25

      @Renier, You lucky devil !!!!

      Holden - 2012-03-07 10:35

      What, surely you mean humane trafficking ?

      John - 2012-03-07 11:45

      @ Renier... Which of the languages did you use?? Would seem English isn't their strong point...

  • Den - 2012-03-07 09:53

    im quite sure i can help:)))

  • justin.pretorius - 2012-03-07 10:44

    I can speak a little in one of these languages - maybe I should apply ;)

  • Gary - 2012-03-07 11:29

    just leave them alone, they r not hurting anybody

  • Bobo - 2012-03-07 12:11

    One beautiful Ukrain blond was standing in front of the judge "Maddam", can you tell the court where you`ve worked before... Blond: Uhhhmmm in a harware store uhhhmm mr judge...?? Judge: Maddam, Do you know the difference between a nail and a paper clip ? Blond : Uhhmmm no, no..thinking......I`ve never been "paper clipped" before. Lol.

  • Tina - 2012-03-07 15:39

    it starts with the girls. Then that leads to a whole other part of society. Sex, drugs, death, human trafficking... its endless.

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