Human trafficking hits a red light

Esther Madikane (left) leader of The Domino Foundation’s Red Light programme and Carli Petit of Anthem Church’s recovery centre flanking an ‘Anonymous’ human-trafficking survivor The recent sex trade secret about a Durban North woman Siam Lee caught a lot of people by surprise. However, it also opened up a conversation with regards to prostitution and human trafficking. Even though the scale of human trafficking in South Africa is hard to quantify, it is still a cause for concern. In his letter to the national newspaper recently, Rowan Phillips, marketing manager…

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Sex Trade’s Female Victims: ‘Spoiled Goods,’ Damaged Lives

A hostess from Cyrcee Club in Phnom Penh leads the way to a nearby hotel. (Flickr / Creative Commons) Phnom Penh, Cambodia The women in the bar huddle together, talking and smoking, looking bored but tense. It is a hot evening in Phnom Penh, and I am in one of the notorious sex bar areas, hoping to find out all I can about commercial sexual exploitation in the country. I have gone undercover because the sex trade, whether legal or illegal, is driven and populated by dangerous criminals, and the women…

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Threats to sell an Albino girl in South Africa

Sphindile Angel Gumede (in the picture) has been threatened with being sold in South Africa. Albino people in Southern Africa always face threats of being killed for muthi rituals. This put all the Albino people in danger. This Albino girl has been threatened with being sold for muthi. This is disgusting behavior and dastardly evil. The South African Police must act and arrest those threatening to sell this girl. We Pray for her protection and safety. email: admin@httf.co.za; Whatsapp +27 81 731 3316 _________________________________________________________________________ ‘I am human’ – After threats to…

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Kuwait Saga – Human Trafficker Jailed 50 Years – Zimbabwe Today

Good news a Woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for facilitating human trafficking of Zimbabweans to Kuwait. When the women get to Kuwait they were stripped naked and auctioned. You may read more on the story by going to: https://zimbabwe-today.com/kuwait-saga-human-trafficker-jailed-50-years/ Post Views: 1

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Victims rescued from possible human trafficking ring, businessman appears in court

2018-01-17 16:11 Nation Nyoka Free State – A Welkom businessman, who handed himself over to police after 11 victims were rescued from his farm and lodge last week, is due to appear at the Welkom Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on charges of human trafficking. The “king-pin” handed himself over to the Directorate of Priority Crimes Investigation (Hawks) on Tuesday after six suspects – Moalosi Boyaphi, John Mothebe, Mpele Agnencia, Tgakholi Celesting, Abram Sekoleli and Dineo Mofana – aged between 68 and 27, were arrested last week during a raid by…

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18 kids taken from Eastern Cape church must go to school

Mpho Raborife, News24 Johannesburg – Eighteen children living at a church near Ncgobo in the Eastern Cape were not allowed any form of schooling, which was against the law, the social development department said on Wednesday. Social Development MEC, Nancy Sihlwayi, and officials visited the Angel Ministries church on Wednesday to understand its practices, spokesperson Mzukisi Solani told News24. On Monday, after months of investigation, police and social workers removed the children from the church. According to Solani, people stayed in hostel-like dwellings and were barred from communicating with the outside…

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Killers, abusers to pay the price

18 Ilse de Lange Louisa Koekemoer accused alongside her husband, Kobus Koeokemoer, for alledgedly killing her 3 year old daughter Poppie van der Merwe, is seen in the Pretoria High Court during the trail, 31 October 2017, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles Violent, dark, even psychopathic side of SA society exposed in courts. Several criminal trials involving the killing, abuse and exploitation of women and children will resume in the High Court in Pretoria over the next few months. Cynthia Mosupi, 23, and her friend Sharon Gugu Thwala, 24, who in…

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Human trafficking suspect nabbed in Cape Town, 2 women freed

2018-01-08 18:03 Tammy Petersen (iStock)   Cape Town – The case against a Milnerton man, who faces charges involving human trafficking, has been postponed. Chibuike Innocent Nwosu, 39, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday, following his arrest last Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said Nwosu was nabbed while they were following up on information regarding an apparent human trafficking case in a multidisciplinary operation. “The raid resulted in two female victims, both aged 22, being freed and taken to a place of safety,” he…

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6 arrested in Welkom for human trafficking, victims rescued

2018-01-12 14:37 Kaveel Singh Hawks. (Theana Breugem, Media24, file)   Welkom – Authorities have arrested six people they believe to be involved in a human trafficking ring in Odendaalsrus, Welkom, the Hawks said on Friday. On Wednesday, the Hawks and Welkom police acted on information received from Interpol relating to a victim who was allegedly trafficked from Lesotho, and kept against her will at a farm in Odendaalsrus. – Also read: Human trafficking suspect nabbed in Cape Town, 2 women freed When authorities arrived at the scene, four more victims were…

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Limpopo victim rescue

15 suspected human trafficking victims rescued 2017-11-15 17:55 Chester Makana, News24 correspondent (Supplied)   Polokwane – Fifteen suspected trafficking victims, aged between 16 and 30, have been rescued, with three arrests made, the Hawks said on Wednesday. Limpopo Hawks spokesperson Captain Matimba Maluleke said: “We have rescued 15 Ethiopians between the ages of 16 and 30, who were allegedly held captive at a certain house in Polokwane last night [Tuesday].” Three suspects in their early thirties, also believed to be from Ethiopia, were found in the house. They were arrested…

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Human trafficking suspect nabbed in Cape Town, 2 women freed

2018-01-08 18:03 Tammy Petersen (iStock)   Cape Town – The case against a Milnerton man, who faces charges involving human trafficking, has been postponed. Chibuike Innocent Nwosu, 39, made a brief appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on Monday, following his arrest last Thursday. Hawks spokesperson Captain Lloyd Ramovha said Nwosu was nabbed while they were following up on information regarding an apparent human trafficking case in a multidisciplinary operation. “The raid resulted in two female victims, both aged 22, being freed and taken to a place of safety,” he…

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Kuwait govt silent about trafficked Zimbabwean women

HUMAN Trafficking TASK FORCE Published by Samson Matenga · June 4, 2016 ·  THE KUWAITI GOVERNMENT IS MAINTAINING DEAFENING SILENCE ABOUT HUMAN TRAFFICKED ZIMBABWEAN WOMEN. No single Kuwaiti citizen is publicly condemning the forced commercial sex and labor exploitation of Zimbabwean women recently trafficked in Kuwait. No single culprit has been arrested in Kuwait. Kuwait based immigration officials and embassy staff in Zimbabwe were involved in this crime against humanity. read whole article on: http://www.httf.co.za/…/zimbabwe-women-auctioned-as-sex-sl…/ Kuwait govt silent about trafficked Zimbabwean women – HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE THE KUWAITI GOVERNMENT IS MAINTAINING DEAFENING SILENCE ABOUT…

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Scourge of Human Trafficking in SA and Zimbabwe!

HUMAN Trafficking TASK FORCE Published by Morgan J Foresta · October 24, 2016 ·  Scourge of Human Trafficking in SA and Zimbabwe! Please Whatsapp tips, pictures and stories about child abuse and human trafficking. Together we will make a difference! WHATSAPP/CONTACT/SMS +27 81 731 3316 Post Views: 0

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+60 Zimbabwean women missing in Middle East

by Online Some 60 Zimbabwean women are feared missing in the Middle East. The Government is frantically trying to locate 50 women in Kuwait and 10 in Saudi Arabia. Early this year, Government facilitated the repatriation of 150 women who were held as virtual slaves in Middle Eastern countries. The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Foreign Affairs Kindness Paradza said Parliament had recommended that the KuwaitEmbassy in Harare halt issuing visas to Zimbabweans seeking employment as domestic workers in the Middle Eastern country.  “One of the recommendations that was approved in Parliament was for…

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Open letter to U.S. Department of State Secretary John F. Kerry from Human Trafficking Task Force

Posted May 4, 2016 httf 1 Comment Our Skype No: 27110837359 Skype ID: httforce Attention: Secretary John F. Kerry U.S. Department of State 600 19th Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Dear Secretary John F. Kerry We hereby appeal to the USA government to put pressure on Kuwaiti government so as to stop human trafficking of Zimbabwean women for labor exploitation and forced commercial sex. More than 200 Zimbabwean women have been recruited and sent to Kuwait by corrupt and deceptive employment agencies in Harare who have a secret relationship with…

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