Ten South African young girls ranging from age 14 to 21, drugged and used as sex slaves for more than a year, have been rescued by the police.
Police got an anonymous tip, they combined with the Hawks and carried out standard operation that helped rescue the girls. The girls were discovered in a house in Hillbrow, Joburg. The house belongs to a congolese drug Lord who is on the run now.
The human trafficking ring rented a four bedroom house, with a large garden and tall fence.
The girls cried and told officers how they endured sexual abuse at the hands of thousands of men. The youngest is just 14-years-old.
Some were kidnapped and the ones from Congo were lured with a promise of jobs.
One of the girls said she was brought here by Congolese– two months back and they promised her they were going to give her a job – that’s how she got here. She even said she doesn’t know the place, she is just caught up here.
Another girl said she was brought here by a friend and another said she was kidnaped. Most of them the whole story is that they were promised a job and money.
Inside the house, new and used condoms were all over the floors.
The filthy bedrooms had more than one bed and there was a mattress in a corner in the kitchen.
The girls told Hawks and South African Police Service (SAPS) officers that they were abused, drugged and starved.
Two were virgins when they were brought to the house.
They say they were forced to sleep with over 20 men a day each and the clients would pay between R50 and R70 to their masters.
Hawks Spokesperson Captain Jason Nathi said that these girls are coming from around the country. Some from KZN, Soweto and Bramley and they are so small. He said that their parents don’t know that their girls are here or what they are doing.
Police officers, who arrested six men, four were clients found drugs and pornographic material as they swept through the house collecting evidence.
The young women sat outside the house crying and comforting each other as they told of their capture and abuse.
The girls were taken to a restaurant to eat then to a hospital for proper medical check up.
Last year June, about sixteen girls in a similar situation were rescued by the Saps.