Four rescued from forced prostitution ring in Randburg

2017-08-05 09:31
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Cape Town - Johannesburg metro police rescued four women aged between 20 and 30 from a suspected human trafficking den in Randburg, Johannesburg, on Thursday evening.

Two Nigerian nationals were arrested on suspicion of holding the women against their will, and have been detained at the Randburg Police Station.

Michael Sun, Johannesburg’s mayoral committee member for public safety, said in a statement on Saturday morning that the four women were taken to a place of safety by the SAPS after being rescued.

One of them has been reunited with her parents.

Sun said metro police started searching for the missing women after receiving a tip-off, which lead them to a house in Rider Street, Randburg.

He said the four women confirmed to the police that they were raped and photos of them wearing nothing but lingerie were taken by force.

These were then posted on a website to solicit prostitution.

“We will not tolerate such heinous acts of crime to be done to our sisters. We will continue to bring down these criminal syndicates and do all we can to ensure that they receive the harshest jail sentence possible,” said Sun.

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