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Nyanga mother accused of trafficking 13-year-old daughter denied bail

A 44-year-old Nyanga mother allegedly trafficked her daughter to a man back in July. Police are still looking for the man.


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A 44-year-old mother from Nyanga, Cape Town was denied bail in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday 10 November 2020 after she allegedly trafficked her 13-year-old daughter to a man for sex back in July.  

The case was subsequently postponed to 11 December 2020 for further investigation. 


According to National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson in the Western Cape Eric Ntabazalila, the mother has been charged with human trafficking for sexual exploitation and rape. 

“The ordeal came to the fore after the victim shared her gruesome experience with a friend in early October. The mother was arrested on 3 October 2020,” said Ntabazalila. 

“Police are still looking for the man. More charges are likely to be added as the investigation continues,” he added. 

In early September, an attempted case of kidnapping in Florida, Gauteng rocked the nation. The video of a man trying to snatch a young girl from a pizza shop went viral at the time. 

While many suspected that it was a case of human trafficking, the South African Police Service (SAPS) claimed otherwise. Roughly a week after the incident, Brigadier Vishnu Naidoo said the incident in Florida was not a case of human trafficking.

“This has been a reminder to both the authorities as well as every inhabitant of this country of the level of vigilance we need to employ to ensure that people are and feel safe,” said Naidoo.  


Zane Killian also appeared at Cape Town Magistrates Court 16 on Tuesday. He joined  Kauthar Brown, Ebrahim Deare, Riyaad Gasant and Kim Kashiefa Smith. 

“They are charged in connection with the attempted murder of [Cape Town attorney] Willaim Booth. Their case has been postponed to 30 November 2020 for further investigation,” said Ntabazalila. 

Killian also has a bail application in the matter of the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear on 27 November 2020 at the Bellville Regional Court 1.

On Thursday 24 September — Heritage Day — the Hawks issued a statement saying that he had been formally arrested on Wednesday 23 September in Gauteng. 

“A 39-year-old suspect will appear at the Bishop Lavis Magistrate Court on Friday in connection with the murder of Lieutenant Colonel Charl Kinnear. The deceased who worked at the Anti Gang Unit (AGU) in Cape Town was gunned down outside his home in Bishop Lavis last week Friday,” said Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi. 

“It is alleged that Kinnear had just arrived home when the suspect approached his car and opened fire on him at close range,” added Mulaudzi.