Durban human trafficking case postponed

The NPA will provide human trafficking accused with info to prepare for the trial in Durban.

National Prosecuting Authority

DURBAN - The Durban Magistrate's Court on Friday postponed a human trafficking case against five people accused of running a brothel.

The group are also accused of using children as young as 12-years-old as prostitutes.

The suspects, who include a doctor and his wife, will be back in court in July.

They were arrested in February after 24 girls, eight of them minors, were rescued from a building in Durban Point.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Mthunzi Mhaga said the matter was postponed because the state is yet to provide the defence with outstanding documents related to the case.

"The prosecutors will supply the accused with the contents of the case docket so they can prepare for the trial."