Child trafficking is alive and rife in South Africa. simply remaining week a dozen young girls from around Africa have been rescued in Durban just earlier than being shipped off to God knows where from a Durban port.
As fetched as it may seem for a teen within the suburbs to be snatched by means of a gang of fellows and compelled into a life of drugs and prostitution, stranger issues have took place and it’s completely a topic that should get our consideration- if no longer on a ‘it might probably happen to you stage’, then on a that’s any person’s child’ level.
The KwaZulu-Natal police say they have yet to hint the households of probably the most sixteen child sex-workers rescued in Durban remaining week.
Spokesperson Colonel Vincent Mdunge mentioned on Sunday authorities had managed to trace down probably the most women’ oldsters, but that finding the remainder families “would not be an overnight exercise, because the girls came from different components of the united states”.
“The investigators have allowed the women to undergo a debriefing session after which they will be submitting sworn statements. handiest then will re-introduction with families happen,” he brought.
the ladies, eight of whom were minors, had been used as drug mules and prostitutes, and had been underneath the affect of drugs when they were rescued.
They have been due to be shipped out of South Africa from Durban.
Four peoples have been arrested.
The KwaZulu-Natal MEC for social building, Weziwe Thusi, counseled the police on the arrests.
“We should struggle the existence of child trafficking and prostitution rings because they assault the very core of our existence. I wish to call on communities to help the police in combating this scourge,” Thusi stated.