DURBAN RESIDENTS CALL ON SOUTH AFRICANS TO UNITE AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Durban residents have called on all South Africans to stand up against human trafficking, a crime which is said to be rife in this coastal city.

Residents of Durban went public here over the weekend with the fight against human trafficking, a growing scourge with most of the victims being women and children, who are mainly trafficked for commercial sex exploitation and domestic servitude.

We have numerous ladies who come in from human trafficking. They get so badly abused by the people trafficking them, they come with outside scars, inside scars. They go through a lot of mental and physical abuse and we try and help them through the bad times, said the Manager of the Shiloh Girls Ninneman House.

Organizers of the march warned that social media is often used to lure unsuspecting victims. Be wary who you communicate with; be wary of who you share your information with. Don’t put all your whereabouts on social media because these traffickers and sponsors go onto social media and they look at your pictures print them out and give them to buyers, said Event Co-ordinator Thami Ntimbane.

March organizer, the Umngeni Community Empowerment Centre, urged the public to support the victims of human trafficking.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK