Strippers a hit in Cape court

2012-01-16 22:49

Cape Town - A Cape Town magistrate seemed bowled over on Monday as 12 attractive exotic dancers packed the dock before him, following their arrest last November.

"You really are beautiful, hey!" Magistrate Chumani Giyos said, causing ripples of laughter in the courtroom.

The dancers in the employ of the strip club Mavericks made their third appearance on two charges framed under the Immigration Act.

They are from countries including Russia, Ukraine, Thailand and Columbia. All are out on bail.

One charge alleges they failed to comply with the terms and conditions of their status. They allegedly worked illegally as strippers at the Mavericks revue bar in the Cape Town CBD, while awaiting the outcome of a home affairs application for a change of status.

The State claims the application form they had completed specifically prohibited employment in the meanwhile.

According to the second charge they "entered or remained" in South Africa after their temporary residence permit had expired in January last year.

Defence lawyer Peter Mihalik told the court he agreed with the prosecutor to a postponement to March 6, when he would be formally handed the charge sheets.

He would then decide whether to request further particulars to the charges.

Granting the postponement, the magistrate added: "I have never seen so many beautiful women at one time. I hope to see you all again."

  • Klaus - 2012-01-16 23:21

    Bad reporting...NO PICTURES!! ;-((

      Gollum - 2012-01-16 23:24

      Yep, unless I see pics I don't believe it happened

      Tony - 2012-01-17 08:01

      Not only pics, it has to be in their working clothes.

      Barrie - 2012-01-17 10:39

      How great to read a news story that makes you smile for a change. More than enough illegal immigrants in SA making a living through far more sinister means!

      Lordwick - 2012-01-17 11:05

      Sorry,i don't mean to insult you guys but i think you are the really perverts!!! Why you want to see them and how they are wearing.LOL!!!

      procold2 - 2012-01-17 11:36

      at least they working not like our friends from up north

      VOVO247 - 2012-01-17 12:11

      That columbian girl is seriously the hottest of the lot, go there every year & will never go for any other lol!!!

  • Matthew Patrick - 2012-01-16 23:50

    I suggest to visit Mavericks. Stunning women, best couple of grand you can spend, lol!

  • sefaratk - 2012-01-17 01:50

    Poor judge...they will go free.....

  • sefaratk - 2012-01-17 01:51

    Zuma.."those girls needs presidential treatment"

      Lordwick - 2012-01-17 11:07

      @Sefarak,You are really one of the trolls,where does the president fits here? Your hatred and stupidity has blind folded you!!!

      Sunett - 2012-01-17 12:50

      Oh Lordwick - refcknglax!!!! Just because this article made me laugh, I won't comment on your poor grammar or "blind folded" instead of "blinded". Oh... oops - I guess I just did! Just chill a bit, dude. It's a funny comment, smile for a while! :)

  • Grant - 2012-01-17 03:46

    Why do all the illegals who commit crime walk free yet girls who perform a service or two get arrested? I find the comment by Chumani Giyos inappropriate for a magistrate to make in court.

      Agusto - 2012-01-17 05:58

      I object! I abjeculate, prematurly!

  • clivegoss - 2012-01-17 06:16

    An honest judicial official. Very refreshing ! !

  • Jacqui - 2012-01-17 06:49

    what a twit!

  • Mphotent - 2012-01-17 06:49

    J-Cob Zoomer charmer gurls.

  • Lara - 2012-01-17 07:20

    The magistrate must strip the case down to the bare, naked facts.

      retha.marais - 2012-01-17 09:12

      ...and with a swing of their hips, they started to strip. To tremendous applause, they took of their drawers and as the last piece of clothing fell to the floor - the police were yelling out for more....

      ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-17 09:28

      @retha; LOL :)

  • jerome.harry1 - 2012-01-17 07:43

    At least they'll cash in until the 6TH..

  • Carel de Lange - 2012-01-17 07:55

    Totally inappropriate! is the judge trying to get in good with them? it speaks volumes of his ethics and morals. I certainly feel for anybody upon whom judgement is made by this man!

  • SarelJBotha - 2012-01-17 08:12

    This magistrate should recuse himself.

  • quinton.goliath - 2012-01-17 08:25

    The judge hopes to get discounts when he goes and visits

  • Grant - 2012-01-17 08:28

    ja,, i agree where are the pics?????????????? come on media do youre jobs ; ;-p

  • TheWatcher - 2012-01-17 08:41

    'while awaiting the outcome of a home affairs application for a change of status.' I found the problem^. As usual its government's fault =P

  • Alisha - 2012-01-17 08:58

    Mavericks is a stone's throw away from the Magistrates Court. I have recognised plenty of magistrates, public prosecutors, advocates, judges, police officials and politicians having a good time at the joint. I used to work there. no, not a stripper. Hey, they all men and all human having a good time doing what men do, so what's the fuss?

      Jim - 2012-01-17 09:53


  • Grant - 2012-01-17 09:06

    The girls were arrested in November and they will be going to court for the 4th time in March. This is a simple case that should have been sorted out in days. What are the girls doing to survive (I take it they are out on bail). Is someone 'making a living off the proceeds of prostitution'?

  • ivan.coetzee2 - 2012-01-17 09:30

    All the judge has to do to see them all again is go to Mavericks, they will be there, then he even see them in the "working clothes" LOL

  • EyesEars - 2012-01-17 09:34

    I can almost believe it happened. In CPT you have all sorts of people (it takes alot of different spices to make 'n potjie nice) already from the very early shipwrecked days, so the captonians had no other choice but to learn to be open, honest and frank towards other people, but also how to get along with them. Had to laugh, because it sounds so typical CPT. All it means is that some growing up in CPT really are "innocent" and can therefor be very honest and not make a "killing or jealosy "machine" of their hearts. You go girls! As long as you keep your grubby little hands off my boys, you'll be fine. The elligal part of staying in SA worries me though. How are they to fend for themselves and how many illegal immigrants from Africa are in South Africa? Taken that into consideration, these girls are not even the top of the iceberg. Still a refreshing "good laugh" article. Thanks

  • Call_Of_Muti_3 - 2012-01-17 09:43

    Amazingly the government cannot deal with the hordes of criminal scum coming here illegally from the rest of Africa, yet they will go after people who are earning money and paying tax. Those businesses make millions every month, they provide jobs and income to a whole bunch of people, not just the strippers. Drug-dealing trash, smugglers and poachers are destroying this country's resources and society, and yet we worry about half a dozen strippers. As for the judge's comments, good on him for seeing the funny side of the situation. But most importantly, pics or it didn't happen.

  • Sakkie - 2012-01-17 09:55

    LOL! Wish I was there!

  • Perfume5 - 2012-01-17 10:03

    The judge must of been "stripped" over, will be very difficult for him to pass sentence.

  • Deon - 2012-01-17 10:36

    Maybe it will be on the news again. I would rather watch them than the "cub from Limpopo".

  • Lordwick - 2012-01-17 11:09

    A lot of perverts would definately cry for pictures.I am just asking myself as to what would follow if the pictures gets published.LOL!!!

  • Geronimo - 2012-01-17 11:16

    How unprofessional of this Magistrate. Could it be said there is now a hint of bias in his potential judgment? What does it matter what they look like? The issue is whether they breached their immigration status condtitions, not what they look like. Has the "institution" they work for just won another customer?...

      janet.pretorius1 - 2012-01-17 12:31

      even the legal profession have a sense of humour - doesn't mean it compromises their ability to do their work competently!

  • marietspeel - 2012-01-17 11:21

    Reminds me of Chris de Burgh's song:... for Patricia is the best stripper in town ... Patricia, or may I say Delicia, the facts of the case lies before me. Case dismissed! This girl was in her working clothes ...

  • Andre - 2012-01-17 11:54

    This trial is going to be determined and judged by the hormones of the magistrate and not by the facts, I can see this coming! How on earth is he going to let justice, and not his emotions? He is unfit to judge.

  • melanie.christie2 - 2012-01-17 12:51

    I wish i could have seen this! Magistrate's do say some funny things sometimes!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-01-17 13:04

    Its a sad day when you realize that the even sex workers have to be imported to your country.

  • Vuyo - 2012-01-17 13:18

    IF THIS IS TRUE ( IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE) , it means the magistrate is a ( peeping-tom )somehow or has paedophilic tendencies and should be removed from the case .He has discredited himself . AGAIN IF IT IS TRUE .

  • Ben - 2012-01-17 13:22


  • Chappies ZA - 2012-01-17 20:33

    Let them be, at least they are working for their money....

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