Govt takes steps to combat human trafficking

Govt takes steps to combat human trafficking

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, says government is working on a number of measures which he says will effectively curb the kidnapping and trafficking of young women. 

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Ramaphosa is answering oral questions in the National Assembly this afternoon.

He made reference to case of a Vryheid teenager who managed to escape from alleged human traffickers in northern KwaZulu-Natal.

The 18-year-old was apparently abducted from her home and taken to Nquthu.

Ramaphosa says part of the solution lies in community involvement.

"From the governing party side, we have called for street committees to be established. So that every street throughout the length and the breadth of our country should have people who are actively involved and engaging in the task of ensuring that there is no violence against women and children," he said. 

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