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Police rescue 44 people after this happened

Police have confirmed the rescue of 44 people. 

It is reported that the 44 people had been brought to Northern Cape from the Gauteng under the pretence that they would partake in an electricity internship. 

A case of human trafficking has been opened and it is under investigation.

It is further reported that right members of the group managed to escape and made their way to the nearest police station.

They alleged they were brought to Mothibistad, in the Northern Cape, from Gauteng under the pretence of a learnership opportunity in "electricity and lights making", said police spokesperson Captain Tebogo Thebe.

They were told this "learnership" would cover accommodation, food and an undisclosed amount of money.

The group said their accommodation was not up to standard and they were provided with one meal per day. 

No arrests have been made but investigations are continuing. The people who transported the group from Gauteng was also not made public.

Source: https://www.news24.com/news24/SouthAfrica/News/northern-cape-police-rescue-44-people-allegedly-trafficked-from-gauteng-20220809

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