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Mother of 5 manages to flee after being kidnapped and sold as sex slave

By Mason White 12:14 PM March 26, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman is happy to be back home with her husband and children.

The 37-year-old woman of Springs, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, who is a mother of 5 children, was walking to the store to get some household items on Sunday morning.

While walking, a car suddenly stopped in front of her. A man jumped out of the car, pointed a gun at the woman and ordered her to get into the car.

The woman begged the man to allow her to go back home to her kids, but he refused. The man parked in front of a club for about one hour.

The woman was later sold to a buyer as a sex slave. The mother of 5 was taken into a house where she saw three more women. One of the women was heavily pregnant.

“One woman told me that her boyfriend had bought me and now I had to make him back that money,” the victim told police. The desperate mother waited for an opportunity to escape.

When two customers came to the house and the door was left open, the mother ran for her life. One of the women ran after her and shouted for her to come back. The victim begged a street vendor for help and police were called. A Gauteng police spokesperson, Lieutenant-Colonel Katlego Mogale, said that officers went to the house where the woman was kept and arrested three people, two women and a man.

“We have opened cases of kidnapping, trafficking and possession of drugs against the suspects,” Mogale said.