Man in court for smuggling kids into SA

2011-12-19 21:49

Johannesburg - A man arrested after he was caught bringing Zimbabwean children into South Africa appeared in the Mmabatho Magistrate's Court on Monday, North West police said.

Warrant Officer Sam Tselanyane said 41-year-old Simon Mhlanga would apply for bail on Wednesday.

Police stopped Mhlanga in central Mahikeng last Thursday after he was spotted with 13 children, aged between four and 16, under the tinted canopy of his double-cab bakkie.

Three Zimbabwean adults who were also in the bakkie ran away.

The children were taken to a shelter in Mooinooi.

Police would not comment on why Mhlanga had brought the children into the country.

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