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7 Chinese, Taiwanese nationals accused of human trafficking to apply for bail

They appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Thursday and have been remanded in custody.

Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Seven Chinese and Taiwanese nationals accused of human trafficking will appear in court next week to apply for bail.

They appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate Court on Thursday and have been remanded in custody.

The group were arrested last week in a joint operation at a factory in Village Deep.

Ninety-one workers were rescued during the raid, with some of them being children.

Provincial inspector advocate Michael Msiza said they're in the process of trying to assist the victims.

“We believe that they will be charged with human trafficking and breaking labour law. As the Department of Labour, we will also be approaching the NPA tomorrow to file our charges officially in terms of the labour law.”