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160 charges on south African chinese nationals face the mighty of the law

The case of Chinese nationals in South Africa Finally ,arrested for human trafficking, child labour, was postponed by High Court in Johannesburg following the non-disclosure of a Chinese interpreter as he would be living alone due to contact with COVID-19.

The seven Chinese people in the case are: Kevin Tsao Shu-Uei, Chen Hui, Qin Li, Jiaqing Zhou, Ma Biao, Dai Junying, and Zhang Zhilian.

The first six suspects are out on bail, with the exception of the number seven suspect Zhang Zhilian who is in custody because on February 24, 2021 he violated the terms of his bail by trying to flee the country. He was arrested at OR Tambo International Airport.

Chinese nationals face six scheduled charges. They face 160 criminal charges related to violating South African labor laws; to prevent and combat human trafficking; violation of the Immigration Act; deliberately exploiting foreign immigrants; kidnapping; pointing a gun; debt slavery; benefit from the services of a victim of trafficking; a character that makes it easier to smuggle; illegally assisting people (s) living in South Africa, and failing to comply with the employer's duties.

They were arrested on suspicion of running an illegal business called Beautiful City Pty Ltd based in Village Deep in Johannesburg in collaboration with the Gauteng Department of Labor and Inspection and Enforcement Services (IES) and the South African Police Services (SAPS), Home Affairs and the Hawks.

The suspects have denied all charges.So far, three Malawian witnesses have taken decision to testify They were Maxwell Kamanga, Fraser Aufi and Ndika Matola. All three were employees of Beautiful City. The case was postponed to September 27, 2021 for further State testimony.

https://www.labour.gov.za/trial-of-seven-chinese-nationals-accused-of-human-trafficking-and-child-labour-postponed-again?platform=hootsuite

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Chen Hui Dai Junying Kevin Tsao Shu-Uei Ma Biao South Africa

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