Brothel suspect back in court next week

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A suspect arrested for allegedly running and operating a brothel where 24 women were rescued by the Hawks in the North West Province appeared in the Klerksdorp Magistrate Court, yesterday afternoon, and  is due to appear again on March 24.

According to the Hawks acting spokesperson, Manase Phukubye, the case was postponed for a formal bail application to take place.

He says the suspect faces a charge of human trafficking.

Phukubye says the second suspect facing charges of illegal possession of medical equipment is currently being investigated by the Hawks’ detectives.

He says several women rescued from the brothel have since been moved to a place of safety, while others have been released.

Katleho Morapela/ Courant News

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