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Police investigating Joburg child-trafficking ring claims

15 May 2019 6:02 PM
Tags:
Johannesburg
Gauteng police
sex trafficking
child sex trafficking ring

Anti-child abuse group Teddy Bear clinic has accused two cops of failing to act swiftly on the matter more than a week ago.

Gauteng police say two investigations are underway in a case involving an alleged child trafficking ring in Johannesburg.

In an interview with Joanne Joseph on Tuesday, anti-child abuse group Teddy Bear Clinic accused two officials of failing to rescue eleven children held at the back of a building in the CBD, more than a week ago.

Teddy Bear Clinic director Dr Shaheda Omar said they were made aware of the matter when a child was presented at a hospital to seek treatment for an infection over the Easter Weekend. Police managed to extract the little girl but the others were left behind.

READ: Joburg police accused of failing to act swiftly on alleged sex-trafficking ring

One of the investigations will be based on the allegations that have been brought forward while the other will involve an internal probe of wrongdoing on the part of the policemen.

Brigadier Mathapelo Peters explains the proper procedure that should have been followed.

In fact they should have assisted, taken the kids for medical assistance and assisted in getting them to a place of safety.

Mathapelo Peters, Brigadier - Saps

Peters says she cannot confirm if the children have been rescued.

She says the provincial commissioner has instructed a team of detectives from the family violence, child protection and sexual offences investigations unit (FCS) to look into the sex-trafficking ring.

At this point I can't confirm but I do know that there is some work going on in relation to this case.

Mathapelo Peters, Brigadier - Saps

The district commissioner of Johannesburg is on it, as well as the provincial head of FCS.

Mathapelo Peters, Brigadier - Saps

I can only confirm that there are people that have been given tasks and instructions to look into this matter, as to how far they are in terms of executing the task, I cannot confirm but the correct thing will be done. The police will have to treat this as priority and if needs be, the Hawks will have to be brought into the picture.

Mathapelo Peters, Brigadier - Saps

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15 May 2019 6:02 PM
Tags:
Johannesburg
Gauteng police
sex trafficking
child sex trafficking ring

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