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South Africa has a vile reputation for being a hotbed of attacks against white farmers and violence roaring from factions within the sects of the continental governments.
Many Human Rights groups call what's occurring a “white genocide” that largely goes unnoticed by international press entirely. Such attacks have been contributed to organized crime and radicalized Muslim rebels as well as armed militias funded by Zimbabwe.
In Johannesburg specifically close to 59,000 people have been reported killed since Nelson Mandela fell from power. An estimated half million more have completely vanished without a trace.
Recently a widely renowned criminal has escaped, said Johannesburg authorities. A 19 year old Free State man that has ties to underground smuggling groups and militias.
Police became aware possibly through interrogations of the formerly detained criminal that a network of human trafficking was occurring nearby. Authorities were alerted to a home in Johannesburg where victims were being held against their will.
Inside the home twenty four young men and women were found being captive as possible slaves to human trafficking. Many claimed to have been raped and drugged as well as assaulted.
One man was found lying in a road near Mpumalanga where he was taken to a local hospital. After awakening he said him and his twin sister both were paid to head from their Kroonstad home into Johannesburg after replying to an advertisement on social media offering to pay for medical students to attend a school in Gauteng.
Such occurrences are typical in the region as the less educated population who is in severe poverty is manipulated into taking payment for travel then being kidnapped in what authorities believe to be an underground smuggling, sex, and human trafficking operation. It is fairly common for those suffering from poverty to accept these deals in order to attempt to feed themselves and their families.
A once resource and mineral flourishing region has deprecated into terror and civil war with murder and rape as part of the daily life. Police hope to further pursue these leads to lead to more possible victims who are being detained against their will forced to submit to such heinous acts.