Four women between the ages of 19 and 27, were rescued from an alleged human trafficking scene, after they were transported from Johannesburg to Durban for employment opportunity.
The not yet identified women who are all job seekers, were travelled from Johannesburg to Durban for a possible job opportunity at a call center. Recruited by a lady, who found all five women willing to travel for work, they were told the job will be selling simcards to high profile people.
The five boarded a bus paid for by their prospective employers from Johannesburg on Monday evening and arrived in Durban Tuesday morning, where they were picked up at the bus terminal and driven to a house in Durban North.
Upon arrival, one of the five decided she did not want to stay and left as soon as they got to the house. Once at the house, they discovered that they are involved in a sex trade. The alleged women were kept in one room where one of the men would touch them inappropriately. One of the women managed to contact someone from the outside who alerted the police.
This information reached the provincial commissioner Lt-G Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi who on Wednesday led the operation which rescued the women.