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The fourth person was released and charges were withdrawn.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.

  • johleneh - 2012-05-24 14:11

    What a complete travesty, while the government is wasting precious resources to legally fight a stupid painting, these kids will dissapear into the social welfare system.. where they will probably be used even more. How screwed up are our values? My hart goes out to these kids and I hope the bastards responsible suffer a destiny worst than hell.

  • samantha.5243 - 2012-05-24 14:24

    Dr????????- you are a f#$king disgrace!- I hope you, your wife and your 3 pals get put in the deepest darkest cell

  • Don - 2012-05-24 17:23

    This is truly appalling. The Ragnath's are well known in Umhlanga for their extravagant lifestyle, with them owning propterty in the Umhlanga Pearls and their son parading around Umhlanga in his Audi R8. And the judge gives R30 000 Bail, wtf?! It makes me sick to think that they where allowed to visit Mauritius, even after they are suspects in this case. Someone please prosecute these freaks.

  • Leewyn - 2012-05-28 08:19

    How do people have the heart to ruin a child's life like this? These are sick and twisted people who deserve nothing good and should be tortured for what they've done.

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