Residents march on “house” brothel

Scottsville extension residents protesting for brothel owners to exit the premises

The residents recently held a meeting outside the Herald Place home calling for the occupants to desist from their alleged activities. Prostitution, they say, is on the increase in the area.

“This a decent area where residents pay rates. We cannot allow for Scottsville to become vulnerable to such activities,” said an angry resident.

Activities at the home became suspicious when neighbours noticed a number of luxury cars arriving at the house and then leaving after an hour or so. This, they said, happened on a continuous basis.

“We also noticed that there are lots of young girls, some who look like teenagers, living in the house. There are many old men visiting this house,” said another resident.

Another resident voiced their concerned about the associated crime that accompanies prostitution such as drug abuse and petty thieving.

“We have tried addressing the issue with the ward councillor to no avail. We have had no other option but to march to the house and ask the occupants to leave,”said resident Mzwandile Zwane.

Ward 32 councillor Vic Winterbach could not be reached for comment despite several attempts to contact him.

CWP security company managing director Siyabonga Sibiya said they were responsible for patrolling the area and had increased their patrols since receiving numerous complaints on the issue.

Alexandra police station’s station commander Colonel Philip Mlambo said community engagement was imperative in combating criminal activity.

“I applaud the residents in taking an initiative in this matter. They can rest assured that the SAPS will follow up continuously on this matter,”said Mlambo.





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