Man arrested for allegedly trafficking woman from Gauteng to Northern Cape

2020-04-21 07:40


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A 33-year-old suspect appeared in the Prieska Magistrate's Court on Monday for allegedly trafficking a woman from Gauteng to the Northern Cape.

According to Hawks spokesperson Nomthandazo Mnisi, it is alleged that, in March, the suspect recruited the 22-year-old victim under the false pretence that she was going to get a job in Prieska.

"On arrival she was allegedly locked up at a house, raped and was continually assaulted by the perpetrator," Mnisi said.

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On Saturday, the Hawks' Serious Organised Crime Investigation Unit conducted an operation and rescued the victim. She is being kept at a place of safety.

The suspect is being detained and has been charged for contravening the Trafficking in Persons Act. Investigations are still ongoing, Mnisi added.

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