Johannesburg - Metro cops acting on a tip-off have bust a brothel operating from a house along Lerotho Street, Diepkloof in Soweto, where they arrested a man found with an illegal gun and three women suspected of prostitution.
Narrating events as they happened, member of the mayoral committee for Public Safety, Councillor Michael Sun said on Friday concerned community tipped off authorities about the brothel.
“The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department’s (JMPD) K9 Unit witnessed a suspicious male entering the house in question and moved to investigate," said Sun on Tuesday.
"Upon investigation, the house, pointed out by the community members, was indeed used as a brothel, and on further investigation, it was discovered that the male operator was also in possession of an illegal firearm and ammunition.”
Sun said the arrested man said the house did not belong to him, but he admitted to renting out rooms to "women of the night" at R200 a day. The Councillor said neither the male suspect nor the three women found on the premises could produce any license or permit to conduct such business.