Alleged NW brothel owner to appear in court

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Rescued women from the brothel in NW are being kept at a place of safety. Photo supplied.

The Nigerian man who allegedly owns and runs a brothel where 26 women were rescued by the Hawks in the North West province is due to appear at the Klerksdorp Magistrate’s court on the 28 of December for bail application.

He faces charges of human trafficking and sexual offences. Hawks spokesperson, Tlangelani Rikhotso said they are still on the lookout for other people that might be have been involved in the running of the brothel.

Meanwhile, all 26 women are still at a place of safety and efforts are being made to reunite them with their families. Tlangelani also mentioned that because some of the women have been under the influence of substances abuse, they are to be rehabilitated prior to being reunited with their families.

Katleho Morapela / Courant News