Human trafficking: 47 victims freed in SA

2012-05-06 14:23

Johannesburg - Six people have been arrested in Louis Trichardt and Thohoyandou on suspicion of human trafficking, Limpopo police said on Sunday.

One Indian man and five Ethiopian men were arrested on Saturday after 47 people were rescued, said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi.

Police organised a sting operation after a kidnapping case was reported.

The complainant told police that 47 Ethiopians were being held against their will and that he had been ordered to pay R10 000 for their release.

Mulaudzi said two arrests were initially made and five people were rescued. After the two were questioned, more arrests were made.

Mulaudzi said the 47 were in good health and had been taken to a place of safety.

  • luckeez.wecapitaleffect - 2012-05-06 16:36

    Easy Africans Easy. No need to change the subject and fight over who is a better African. Ur enemy will rejoice over ur inability to conduct urselves in the mist of his plan to keep u divided. One Love.

      ziyanda.soya - 2012-05-06 17:31


  • boitshepo.seruwe - 2012-05-06 16:40

    Pls these people must go home nw! Wer r those 47 going 2 go??yes we are all Africans nd we love our fellow brothers and sisters but can S.A come back to South Africans...

  • Cape - 2012-05-06 17:26


  • jento.dayisi - 2012-05-06 18:03

    whenever you hear about human trafficking and drugs theres always a foreigner involved, in as much as south africans were hiding in their countries during aparthied times they were under control, these people are making our country a no go country,south africa is rated among top 5 in the world with crime and this foreigners are the cause for that, they are our brothers but please can they leave our beautiful country and go back to wherever they belong, our sisters and brothers are the ones that are being used by these animals and they suffer in the process

  • Mark - 2012-05-06 18:50

    I like Zims/Ethiopeans. Majority are friendly hardworking people who don't care about skin colour. I have more black friends from Zim than I do from SA. Sad but true

      jento.dayisi - 2012-05-06 19:17

      yes mark i agree with you they are hard workers but remember they say 1 rotten potato spoils the whole bag

  • Lacrimose - 2012-05-06 20:23

    With the tragic and devastating history that this continent has regarding the evils of slavery, it is inconceivable to me that any African could be perpetuating the same evil.

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