A woman tells her story of being abducted and trafficked across the border into slavery SECHABA MOKHETHI One day, Lipuo woke up in Johannesburg, with no memory of how she got there. As she regained consciousness, she came to discover she and her friend, Itumeleng, had been trafficked across the South African border.
BILLY NTAOTE Lineo*, just seventeen (17) — tempted by the promise of a luxurious life in South Africa — found herself agreeing to date Charles*, they connected through social media, later agreeing to a first romantic get-away that turned out to be a gateway to being trafficked into prostitution. She told MNN
LEKHETHO NTSUKUNYANE ALBERTON - Details of how Relebohile Koaeana ended up shackled and locked up in a garage for three days without food by her bosses in a foreign land are nothing short of shock. The domestic worker from Maseru was being forced by her employers in Brackenhurst, Alberton South Africa, to
LEKHETHO NTSUKUNYANE BEREA - When 17-year old Ntsoaki Lenka was tricked by her parents into marrying a 72-year old South African sangoma (traditional healer) in 2014, she was perplexed. The girl who had barely completed her secondary education had other things on her mind, and getting married to a total stranger was
Porous borders land Zim sisters in Maseru misery SECHABA MOKHETHI Two Zimbabwean sisters were ensnared and forced into prostitution in Maseru, putting under the spotlight the challenge of porous borders in the Southern Africa region where migrants use fake passports and bribe corrupt officers to enter recipient countries. Without passports the girls, aged
BILLY NTAOTE, LEKHETHO NTSUKUNYANE and SECHABA MOKHETHI BLOEMFONTEIN – Sherperded into a brothel distant from home and repeatedly raped by a foreign national and subsequently falling pregnant, such as been the traumatic existance of a 17-year old Angie* who has since cut herself from even once trusted friends. Forced to fend for