A 16 year old Murehwa girl was allegedly ‘sold’ for sex in South Africa it has emerged. A Kuwadzana man has been arrested for allegedly trafficking a 16-year-old girl for the purposes of sexual exploitation in South Africa.

Harare regional magistrate Marehwanazvo Gofa released on US$100 bail Levie Tsongo (37), who is employed by a local bus operator as a conductor.

Tsongo will return to court on July 23 for routine remand pending finalisation of investigations.

Prosecutor Lancelot Mutsokoti alleged that on May 22 this year, Tsongo, working in cahoots with one Simba, who is believed to be in Cape Town, South Africa, planned to traffic the girl for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

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The two allegedly assigned each other roles in which Tsongo would identify and escorted the victim from Murewa to Cape Town. It is alleged that Tsongo escorted the girl to make sure that she reached the intended destination.

The court heard that Tsongo’s accomplice sent US$20 through Mukuru which was collected by Tsongo as transport money for the Murehwa teenager.

The girl was allegedly received by Tsongo’s accomplice in Cape Town where she stayed with him as his wife.

The victim was reportedly subjected to sexual exploitation and denied freedom of movement by being restricted in doors.

The girl is reportedly still holed up in South Africa.


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