A 48-year-old man has been arrested by the police officers. He is suspected of trafficking a 25-year-old woman from Gauteng.
According to police spokesperson Captain Philani Nkwalase, the victim was lured from Gauteng. The suspect and the perpetrator were introduced to each other by her friend in June. They travelled to Cape Town together the next day. Upon arrival, the perpetrator locked the woman in a house.
The victim was rescued by the officers after she had alerted a law enforcement vehicle.
“The matter was referred to the Hawks’ Anti-Human Trafficking team and, on Wednesday, the investigating team with the assistance of crime intelligence, SAPS, Metro Police, Department of Social Development (DSD), as well as A21 (NGO) descended at a house in Milnerton.”
The suspect is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates’ Court.