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13 Jan 2020
10:16 am

Hawks rescue nine women and 14-year-old girl from alleged brothel

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24 small brownish rocks were found, as well as a journal containing a list of 'prostitutes' and amounts of money they made per day.

Paul Dehaast said vagrants wasted no time in moving onto the premises after the fire. He told the City Times he found one such vagrant on the morning of February 19.

The Hawks have rescued nine women and a 14-year-old girl from a flat in Nelson Mandela Drive, Bloemfontein, where they were “under the command” of a 27-year-old man.

“With him in the flat were 10 ladies who are alleged to be prostitutes living under his command,” said Hawks spokesperson Warrant Officer Lynda Steyn on Sunday.

Steyn said 24 small brownish rocks were found, as well as a journal containing a list of “prostitutes” and amounts of money they made per day.

“Condoms, and pipes used to smoke the rocks were found and confiscated. The 10 prostitutes were rescued and taken to a place of safety. The 10th victim is 14 years of age and she was handed over to the social worker.”

The man is expected to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday.

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