Beauty therapist rescued from human trafficking

Beauty therapist rescued from human trafficking

An Eastern Cape woman has been rescued from alleged human traffickers after accepting a fake international job on Monday.

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The Gauteng police rescued the victim at the O.R. Tambo International airport as she was about to board a flight.

The 22-year-old Eastern Cape woman saw a vacancy advertised online for a beauty therapist at a parlour in an African country.

Hawks spokesperson, Anelisa Feni, says the victim's mother contacted the Hawks about her suspicions about the trip.

"She applied for the post and was immediately requested to travel to Gauteng from East London. On her arrival [sic] travelling she was advised that she will be travelling to Africa on Thursday."

Upon investigation it was found that her prospective employer had not obtained a work visa.

"It was found had no work permit and was only allowed to visit the country for one month, yet according to her prospective employer she was to work there for six months."

"The beauty parlour was in fact a restaurant," says Feni.

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