Cape Town cops crack down on prostitutes

2011-08-17 18:05

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.

  • PainPunisher - 2011-08-17 18:36

    I bet they gone get em naked and take photos.

  • BigMoose - 2011-08-17 19:01

    R 426.00 for a prostitute? Way too expensive.

      daaivark - 2011-08-18 07:41

      SO what do you usually pay?

  • maseratifitt - 2011-08-17 19:17

    Make up your mind! You want to create jobs. You call these prostitutes "sex workers" then it is mos a job! Why increase unemployment? They are either workers or they are criminals.

  • christine.nutter - 2011-08-17 19:28

    the cops spend more time with prostitutes than handling crime. Wake up

      Queteepie - 2011-08-18 07:31

      speaking for yourself?????

  • revolution - 2011-08-17 19:28

    Put them in animal cage where they can sex whatever till they die for AIDS!

  • kingkong - 2011-08-17 19:37

    arent they part of zuma job creation promise after all they do not steal anything or kill people they have a more subtle way of relieveing you of your money argggggg.

  • ProudofPink - 2011-08-17 19:44

    Well done to the DA!

      brinjal - 2011-08-17 20:06

      Brave cops harrasing working women. Go raid a few drug dens instead.

      PinkAndProud - 2011-08-17 20:19

      No brinjal, both are equally bad and both lower quality of life.

      StoneAngel - 2011-08-17 20:31

      No Bringal - come to my neighbourhood and see the used condoms lying around outside my home every day and you may change your tune. Maybe they should move to you home and you would welcome them. You are the type of person who would call prostitution a victimless crime like someone in my neighbourhood did until she caught her husband involved with one of the prostitutes!

      Neil - 2011-08-17 21:17


  • VELOCITY - 2011-08-17 20:42

    Eish, now the prossies are feeling the squeeze instead of their customers...

  • StoneAngel - 2011-08-17 20:51

    Looks like the raid worked - there is less 'activity' tonight but I may may be wrong depending what is lying around tomorrow morning!

  • JouGat - 2011-08-17 21:19

    Legalise it, charge 'em tax and protect both the women and the johns, everyone wins. What century are we living in, this sort of stuff shows how little we've progressed in the last 1000 years.

      daaivark - 2011-08-18 07:42

      I agree.

      Fred - 2011-08-18 07:55

      Yes, I agree. Legalise it - it will NEVER go away. Let the cops focus on real crime. - 2011-08-18 14:40

      jougat, daaivark and fred, murder and drugs have been also around forever, should we legalize that as well? Please post your respective definitions of victimless crime.

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