BROTHERS TO APPEAR IN COURT FOR ALLEGED HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND RAPE CHARGES

CAPE TOWN – A-26-year-old suspect has been arrested on Wednesday afternoon, following the initial arrest of his brother, Edward Tambe Ayuk (37), on 13-September-2017 for alleged rape and human trafficking charges.

The pair reportedly ran a prostitution ring, and they would recruit vulnerable females to work as sex-workers at their house in Grobbelaar Street, Brooklyn area.

A 16-year-old girl from Gugulethu allegedly ended up at the said address during the weekend of 9th-September-2017, after she was apparently enticed, and she reportedly ended up being raped by the older brother during her brief stay.

The victim managed to alert authorities about her alleged ordeal on September the 12th, and members of the Hawks’ Anti-Human Trafficking team were summoned on the scene and preliminary investigations revealed that there was a second victim, a 29-year-old woman in the house.

Both victims apparently stated that they were being held at the premises against their will. Ayuk was then arrested on the spot and he subsequently appeared in the Cape Town Magistrate’s Court on September, 14th, 2017, and the matter was postponed to November, 7th, 2017.

The younger brother is expected to make his first court appearance this Friday.