A 53-year-old Mozambican national appeared in the Alexandra Magistrates’ Court for contravening the Trafficking in Persons Act 7 of 2013 on Monday, 22 May 2023 following his arrest on 18 May 2023.
The 15-year-old victim, a girl was lured from Mozambique and promised a job at the suspect’s spaza shop in Alexandra.
The victim and her family were reportedly told that the suspect’s wife was partially blind and she needed help to run the business.
The suspect took the young lady from her parents in Mozambique promising that he will send them money every month.
On arrival in Johannesburg, the victim found that there was no spaza shop to run and the suspect threatened as well as forced himself on her over the period between January and March 2023.