Two alleged brothels shut

2015-07-13 10:14
Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese (left) and Pietermaritzburg Cluster Commander Major-General Lucas Ngobeni shut the gates on one of the alleged illegal brothels operating in the city yesterday.

Pietermaritzburg police spokesperson Mthokozisi Ngobese (left) and Pietermaritzburg Cluster Commander Major-General Lucas Ngobeni shut the gates on one of the alleged illegal brothels operating in the city yesterday. (Ian Carbutt)

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TWO more alleged brothels have been shutdown in Pietermaritzburg as the police try to fight prostitution.

The police had already swooped on after more than 15 properties in the past two months.were recently targeted, Two more properties believed to be used for facilitating prostitution were shut down last week.

A property on Hoosen Haffejee Street called “Magical Powers”, alleged believed to be a brothel and an escort agency, was the first target in last week’s sting.

A second property in Hayfields on Murray Road, which was a house operating as a motel offering hourly accomodation, was also closed.

According to police sources, the owners of the property are from Johannesburg and had tenanted the property without knowing that it was being used as a motel. “The tenant has since been served with eviction notices by the owner,” the source said.

The operation comes after numerous complaints by the public about prostitution in the city. A special task team was put together to investigate various motels and “so-called” bed and breakfasts (Bandamp;Bs) where ­prostitution was said to be taking place.

Since the team was established almost two months ago, they have served notices on more than 20 properties, shutting down five major alleged brothels in the process

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