Human trafficking: A terror run for her life

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Between 600 000 and 800 000 people are trafficked across international borders a year. Of these, 80% are female and more than 50% are children. Picture: Getty Images / iStock
Between 600 000 and 800 000 people are trafficked across international borders a year. Of these, 80% are female and more than 50% are children. Picture: Getty Images / iStock

Nomsa* still cannot believe that the police did nothing after she told them she’d escaped from a gang of human traffickers.

After she escaped from the boot of a car – traumatised and petrified – the young South African woman immediately told the police about her ordeal and informed them about the other young girls who had also been kidnapped.

But the response from the authorities was cold. Indifferent.

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