Child trafficking trial date set

2012-07-27 14:40

Durban - A trial date for five people accused of running a brothel where children as young as 12 were kept, was set in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday.

The trial will start on 18 October.

A pre-trial conference for the State and the defence counsel will be heard on 7 September.

Sandile Patrick Zweni, Nonduzo Dlamini, Bhabha Dubazini, Dr Genchen Ragnath and his wife Ravina face charges of dealing in cocaine, human trafficking, keeping a brothel, and living off the earnings of prostitution.

Zweni, Dlamini and Dubazini were arrested with a fourth person when 24 girls, eight of them minors, were rescued from a building in Durban's Point area in February.

Zweni's bail application was denied in April. The others abandoned their bail applications. Charges against the fourth individual were withdrawn.

The Ragnaths were arrested some time after the initial bust and were granted bail of R30 000 each.

  • joseph.ade.5 - 2012-07-27 18:01

    thought they said they were Nigerians....didnt know South Africans also do stuff like this

      Bless Boswell - 2012-07-28 17:06

      Ok course they do. You get disgusting perverts in all shapes, sexes and colours. Don't let anyone tell you different.

  • AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-07-27 18:45

    Everybody deserves a fair trial, but can't they make an exception , just for once, and take these thugs an a boat trip, and throw them overboard 15 km from the coast !!

  • Nicorien Le Roux - 2012-07-28 21:55

    The community must smoke them out!

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