October 16, 2021

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Human trafficking victims: 50 men found in a Johannesburg house

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Johannesburg police have saved a group of about 50 young men who are believed to be victims of human trafficking from East Africa. The group was discovered in a house in Lenasia late on Thursday 14 October.

POLICE RESCUE HUMAN TRAFFICKING VICTIMS

The 50 men were rescued by a team of disguised police officers. It is reported that the house they were found in is a rented property unit by an unknown person.

A witness at the scene said police raided the house after receiving information that lead them to the address in the south of Soweto. The police traced the house after an arrest was made in the city, which eventually linked to the house in Lenasia. Further information from News24 suggests that the men are from East Africa.

OFFICERS USE MINIBUS TO TAKE THE VICTIMS

A video shared by @ntwaagae on Twitter shows footage of a police minibus reversing into the house to load and transport the 50 men to safety. Police will carry out forensic tests.

#HumanTrafficking A police vehicle reversing into the home where over 50 young men allegedly trafficked from Eastern Africa were rescued in Zakarriya Park. The owner of the house is nowhere to be found @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/mtxoROrr7f

— ntwaagae Seleka (@ntwaagae) October 14, 2021

This is a developing story.