A 27-year-old man has been arrested in Bloemfontein, Free State, for allegedly managing a brothel in Nelson Mandela Drive with nine women and a 14-year-old girl.
The Hawks confirmed the arrest on Sunday.
“With him in the flat were 10 ladies who are alleged to be prostitutes living under his command,” Hawks spokesperson Warrant Officer Lynda Steyn stated.
She added that a journal with a list of “prostitutes” and amounts of money they had been making per day was seized along with 24 small brownish rocks found on the property.
“Condoms, and pipes used to smoke the rocks were found and confiscated,” Steyn advised. “The 10 prostitutes were rescued and taken to a place of safety. The 10th victim is 14 years of age and she was handed over to the social worker.”
The suspect is to appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.