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KZN sex accused off to Mauritius

2012-04-10 13:07

Durban - A doctor and his wife accused of human trafficking and running a brothel were given permission on Tuesday to go to Mauritius.

The Durban Magistrate's Court ruled that Dr Genchen Ragnath and his wife Ravina, who are out on bail of R30 000 each, would be allowed to travel to the island.

They were ordered to provide the investigating officer with their full itinerary and details of where they would be staying.

They were given permission to travel between April 10 and May 7 and would have to hand in their passports to the authorities before May 10.

The couple were arrested at an upmarket resort in Umhlanga, about 15km north of Durban, earlier this month.

They had been given an ultimatum to hand themselves over to the police upon their return from a previous trip to Mauritius. When they failed to do so, police arrested them.

24 girls rescued


Police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge said at the time that the doctor was packing his suitcase when the police arrested him.

Nonduzo Dlamini, 23, Bhabha Dubazini, 29, and Sandile Zweni had already appeared in court in connection with the case, which saw police rescue about 24 girls from a building in Durban's Point area.

The area has a reputation of being plagued by prostitution and drugs.

When police made the initial arrests in February, they reportedly found 16 girls, some as young as 12, under the influence of drugs.

On February 19, KwaZulu-Natal Social Development MEC Weziwe Thusi urged parents to claim the girls.

Mdunge said there were in fact 24 girls trapped in the ring. Nine of them had been returned to their parents. The others were being kept at a place of safety.

On Tuesday, a small group of women staged a quiet protest outside the court, holding placards.

One read, "doctors don't destroy us, help us" while others said "we are not the market" and "no bail for traffickers".

Comments
  • Angela - 2012-04-10 13:12

    I smell the evil scent of bribes.

      Ashley - 2012-04-10 13:32

      This breaks my brain..........

      Ronel - 2012-04-10 13:37

      me to

      Irene - 2012-04-10 14:18

      Note the names and it'll come as no suprise. Nonduzo Dlamini, 23, Bhabha Dubazini, 29, and Sandile Zweni Evil filth. No doubt they're in Mauritius trying to round up some more girls.

      Thando - 2012-04-10 14:52

      @Irene - Reading your post comes as no surprise as well.....

      Ingrid - 2012-04-10 15:33

      @ Char - as a matter of fact Irene is an Irish name. And in a way I agree with her. AThose are the kind of people, whom by now have a new identity and travel documents. SO, don't sit back on your fanny and pass comments if you are TOTALLY oblivious of what goes on in this world!!!!

      wesley.bischoff - 2012-04-10 15:40

      Yea it has nothing to do with race. Their skin colour didn't make them do those terrible things. You get equally sick white people (ie. fat hillbilly in florida who shook his baby to death for disturbing his gaming). I just don't understand why they are allowed to have a holiday, after they were caught trafficking young girls. SICK F*CKING PEOPLE!!!!

      Zimbobwe - 2012-04-10 15:54

      @Irene pls point to me on this article were it says the three people you mentioned are planning to go to Mauritius or are in Mauritius trying to round to round up some more grls. The article says the doctor and his wife Genchen Ragnath and Ravina who are the mastermind behind this whole business are the one's travelling to Mauritius. The 3 people you mentioned are just workers helping out an evil person who is paying them to kidnap the girls. That is my understanding of the article but your little prejudiced racist ideologies were jumping up and down your little evil brain cells you couldn't wait to take a pop at this three people abused by the rich to perform evil deeds just like Mr Kotze. You should be ashamed of yourself!!!

      joneethling - 2012-04-11 12:14

      Irene, your comment stinks.

      Michael - 2012-04-11 12:51

      Being Durban and all...... i wonder if the judge had a brianni, Korma or a Madras at lunch to "help" him with his decision???

  • roberta.keeling - 2012-04-10 13:13

    Goodbye Doctor - this time I would be very surprised if those two animals returned. Probably land up in Mumbai!

      Christopher - 2012-04-11 11:32

      No Robert, they just went on a holiday. They deserve it after working so hard in the underage sex trafficking industry, so when they get back from their lovely holiday they will be more focused and start the year ahead by getting newer and younger girls.

  • goughdd - 2012-04-10 13:17

    This is unacceptable - human trafficking is an appalling crime and some of the courts don't seem to realise this. Or just a dishonest magistrate?

  • Shirley - 2012-04-10 13:18

    Its "lekker" in S.A. when you are a criminal! Didnt the authorities learn the first time???? No wonder crime levels are as high as they are! incompetance and a just "dont care" attitude!

      Michael - 2012-05-24 13:52

      youre being racist as you are critisizing a person who is balck dont you know us pigment rich people are scared in our own skin.

  • Jackie - 2012-04-10 13:20

    It's sick! How stupid can this place be ....that is the last we will see of these two sicko's!

  • mholthuysen - 2012-04-10 13:22

    Why doesn't the justice department also provide a Business Class ticket, maybe chauffeur drive, and some live entertainment? Where on earth has anyone heard that people that are under investigation of serious crimes; and failed to hand themselves over to the police when requested to do so; go on holidays. It is unbelievable! Only in South Africa - and than we are surprised why our crime rate is so high!?

  • mholthuysen - 2012-04-10 13:23

    Why doesn't the justice department also provide a Business Class ticket, maybe chauffeur drive, and some live entertainment? Where on earth has anyone heard that people that are under investigation of serious crimes; and failed to hand themselves over to the police when requested to do so; go on holidays. It is unbelievable! Only in South Africa - and than we are surprised why our crime rate is so high!?

  • sycomachinery - 2012-04-10 13:25

    At least the taxpayer will save a bit of money from the cost of the trial and keeping them in prison.

      yolande.ndawonde - 2012-04-10 14:22

      but once a perpertrator will always be one and def. they will strike somehwere else SA has failed us as human beings esp children and females!

  • John - 2012-04-10 13:27

    Sounds like a well connected doctor... "Previously they failed to hand themselves over and were "packing their bags..."". Here's a get out of jail card, wonder what that cost them??

      Char - 2012-04-10 15:02

      Nothing. the courts are more than happy to allow convicted sex offenders to leave the country on holiday, provided they 'promise' to return. i refer to the recent Stewart Hewitt case where he was convicted, then allowed to travel to Australia to visit his mummy, as long as he promised to return for sentencing. Until it's someone of national importance (any politician) whose kids are sexually abused, the law will continue to be lenient on these monsters.

  • daniella.blazic - 2012-04-10 13:27

    :(

  • Eva - 2012-04-10 13:28

    I would be even more surprised if they come back ...

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-10 13:30

    Really? Please do not flood our news space with reports about failed attempts to have them extradited from Qatar then. Bastards.

  • Rishaal - 2012-04-10 13:42

    i dont know how race has become an issue in this case.This guy and his wife are obviously scum and dont deserve and leniency.However we must remember that money can buy anything in RSA.Ruin the lives of others and then go on holiday.

      yolande.ndawonde - 2012-04-10 14:23

      I agree Rishaal it does seem money in SA does buy anything and everything

  • Graham - 2012-04-10 13:42

    Only in Africa! More proof of the state of our judicatory.

  • Duncan Thabiso Mphailane - 2012-04-10 13:45

    I have a feeling that the magistrate isn't African. If the accused were African, they wouldn't be going to Mauritius to spend that money made from that brothel.

      Paul - 2012-04-10 14:02

      Are you talking about 'Pale' 'Medium' 'Dark' or 'Really dark' AFRICANS here?

      Balan - 2012-04-10 14:17

      @Duncan, if the magistrate and the accused were born in South Africa, then surely they are africans. How about Juju spending taxpayers money in mauritius, Zuma and all his cronies are also criminals same as that idiot doctor his wife and probably the magistrate. Its just an African way of life, thats the reality.

  • Carla - 2012-04-10 13:47

    Where on earth is the logic in this??? Unless they plan on sending police with them to Mauritius, what makes this idiot magistrate think that they are going to come back??????

  • Thoka - 2012-04-10 13:52

    hawks must fly into action!!!

  • natasha.wentink - 2012-04-10 13:53

    "They had been given an ultimatum to hand themselves over to the police upon their return from a previous trip to Mauritius. When they failed to do so, police arrested them." And the magistrate let them leave the country again? What an idiot magistrate!

  • debbieew - 2012-04-10 13:54

    I can't believe that Doctors who are wayward are allowed to get away with this. Afterall as a young girl you trust your Dr. They have broken these girls and possibly left them with a death sentence in the form of AIDS. Who can we trust? As for the courts - what a joke!

  • Gavin - 2012-04-10 13:56

    if you're wondering what that smell is - it's called Dewani, it's the new scent from the NPA.

  • Philemon - 2012-04-10 13:58

    60k bail and a trip to the island so did they really commit a crime?

  • siyadyosiba - 2012-04-10 13:59

    If I were that doctor, I’d board the flight with my right hand in my pocket and the middle finger stuck out. As soon as the flight takes off, look out the window with my right hand next to my face smiling at the justice system.

  • rlong1952 - 2012-04-10 14:00

    Ok, can someone please explain this to me, it went right over my head. It absolutely boggles the mind.

  • Den - 2012-04-10 14:04

    WTF???? CRIMINALS NOW GET TO GO ON HOLIDAY BEFORE TRIAL? NON OF THIS MAKES ANY SENSE, NO WONDER THE ANC WANTS A REVIEW OF THE JUDICIARY.

  • Rob - 2012-04-10 14:05

    Perhaps they are on a recruiting mission in Mauritius & the SAPS will receive discount on their next visit to the premises of ill repute.

  • Colleen - 2012-04-10 14:07

    Money can buy lot of ........

  • Annelize - 2012-04-10 14:09

    What the hell is wrong with our justice system !! You don't need a visa to go to Mauritius, nor do you need a police clearance certificate. Show us the faces of these two bastards, so that we can spread the word to the people of Mauritius. What happened to the so called statuary rape under the age of 16. We are talking about young baby girls, they were USEd and RAPED (RAPED!!!). Regardless of the f ing colour ~ they are OUR CHILDREN.

      Glenda - 2012-04-10 23:43

      I agree Annelize 'OUR CHILDREN'The sooner we realise that the better!!!

  • kswanepoel - 2012-04-10 14:10

    Am I missing the point here? The article states "They had been given an ultimatum to hand themselves over to the police upon their return from a previous trip to Mauritius. When they failed to do so, police arrested them." and NOW they are given permission to go to Mauritius again? Lovely Legal system we have in SA. Do crime and choose to go to Mauritius or like Shaik go shopping or play golf or like Selebi, book into a Pvt Hospital!

      yolande.ndawonde - 2012-04-10 14:25

      I love how you substantiate your comment i.e Shaik plays golf yet he is medically unfit lolest SA is a joke

  • Rashida - 2012-04-10 14:10

    that's s.a for you,when you run a brothel and they catch you,you may go to maurituis for a nice holiday'it makes me sick to my stomach

  • Arthur - 2012-04-10 14:11

    Disgusting. How can they get bail - AND be allowed out the country?! The judge should be investigated. Everyone should spit in their faces on the plane trip. Pigs.

  • Adil Smit - 2012-04-10 14:13

    They didn't hand themselves over in the past, are accused of HUMAN TRAFFICKING and they're given permission to leave the country????? What chance is there that they'll come back?

  • Schmee - 2012-04-10 14:14

    This doesn't make sence and I would love to know what the real story is here.

  • Irene - 2012-04-10 14:17

    Un-fricking-believable! OMG, the sooner this country gets rid of the anCancer, the better off it will be. Every aspect of the country that falls under the cancer is destroyed. The DA is going to have a huge job trying to repair the destruction. Stupid is as stupid does.

      Balan - 2012-04-10 14:33

      @ Irene, the DA has no cure for cancer, maybe they can only provide chemotherapy for the anc until they demise.

      Raj - 2012-04-10 19:52

      Yeah, what happened to the fight against woman and child abuse. Did the Judge violate the constitutional right of these children? Was it the judge or the Janitor that made the decision?

  • george.moolman - 2012-04-10 14:20

    Have a holiday while we sort out the case... dont worry we got this, chill! WTF?

  • Olivia - 2012-04-10 14:21

    Sick, disgusting. Stupid judge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Frans - 2012-04-10 14:21

    The SA justice system is f¤cked up. So sew me for speaking the truth. Where else will a suspect of such a crime be allowed to leave the country? Only in good old South Africa.

      Raj - 2012-04-10 19:25

      Well said Frans, just one mistake though, should read Only in good new south africa.

  • acsteyn - 2012-04-10 14:22

    I cannot believe this. How can this be allowed any human norm? Is this just plain stupidity or a contrived display of treachery?

      Pamela - 2012-04-10 14:40

      it only happens in Mzantsi. I guess we should stop being shocked from now on.

  • cruywagen - 2012-04-10 14:25

    They do not hand themselves over, are involved with a serious crime and as punishment they get to hand in their itinerary to go to a expensive vacation island? This is the punishment for using under aged girls in prostitution and who knows what else. Is this how our government is protecting our children and taking control of the criminals?

  • Makhosi - 2012-04-10 14:27

    Police spokesperson Vincent Mdunge said at the time that the doctor was packing his suitcase when the police arrested him. ok and they can Mauritius. Good luck and enjoy yourselves

  • Pamela - 2012-04-10 14:38

    heheheheehehe!!! and they let them flee the country just like that. I bet u, they have new identification already, the minute they landed in Mauritius. TISA (This Is SA indeed) Do the crime and DON'T PAY the crime.... idiots

  • Keikantseng - 2012-04-10 15:15

    Say what...unbelievable?

  • Ingrid - 2012-04-10 15:31

    Wow!!!! How COOL is that - NOT!!!! They previously refused to hand themselves over. Now they are given permission to go to Mauritius - and once there they will NOT return, because from Mauritius they fly to another country (Egypt, Dubai - who will know?) Because they will never be seen again. I hope to God that President Zuma PERSONALLY FIRES this flatheaded judge!

  • Genesistt - 2012-04-10 15:33

    So they get to go on holiday to Mauritius as long as they hand in their passports when they get back?! What?!

  • Irresistible Roland - 2012-04-10 15:49

    i wonder gore na bafile Judge bokae!

  • Rebecca R Theledi - 2012-04-10 16:45

    stupid apartheid judge

  • vuyo.zuccherro.gqwaru - 2012-04-10 17:04

    Wow, I'd like to meet this judge who allowed them to leave the country and spit on him. Was the judge on drugs? Just because they gave their itinerary doesn't mean they are not a flight risk. The justice system in South Africa is one of those things that we end up shrugging off as \only in South Africa\. www.spanela.wordpress.com

      Raj - 2012-04-10 19:16

      Well said Vuyo, keep it up.

  • Mitch - 2012-04-10 18:03

    Can News24 alert their counterparts in Mauritius about the "visitors" they have? Maybe the Mauritian press can investigate further and run the story?

  • Raj - 2012-04-10 20:11

    Maybe 16 days of activism against woman and child abuse is abolished. What happened to the fight against woman and child abuse. Maybe the Judge knows something we don't. Did the Judge violate the constitutional right of these children? Huh, did this judge really make this decision? Lol, did the janitor fill in for the judge? I don't know, I guess we will have to until the couple comes back. IF THEY DO, I will be awaiting the outcome of this case. Let's see what happens....

  • ndyeboreginaldmazawule - 2012-04-10 21:37

    Hw cn a suspect leave the country ? Then the president will again say we are safe in ths country. SA laws are just a big fantasy whn it comes to getting the real bad guys to dance to the music.

  • mzijimmym - 2012-04-11 11:27

    How is is it possible that people who were clearly about to evade appearing in court are now given permission to travell abroad