Cape brothels shut down

Comment on this story
july 6 prostitute REUTERS

Cape Town - Three brothels were shut down and their operators arrested during an operation by the Hawks in Cape Town, authorities said on Wednesday.

“The operation focused on suspected brothels in Milnerton, Claremont and Diep River,” said the City of Cape Town's law enforcement unit spokesman Nathan Ladegourdie.

Two women who ran the brothels were arrested and charged with operating illegal establishments.

At least 12 fines to the value of R14 800 were also issued to prostitutes found plying their trade in the areas.

Ladegourdie said there had been complaints from residents about the brothels and prostitutes loitering in the areas.

Cash, cellphones, passports and work permits were also confiscated during the raids.

The women would appear in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court on Thursday. - Sapa

sign up

Comment Guidelines

  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines