Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cape Town Tries to Clear Prostitution Off Streets

Officials in Cape Town are making extra efforts to clear the city's streets of prostitutes, sex workers and brothels ahead of the World Cup. Child prostitution has also seen a reported rise in recent weeks, causing concern amongst local law enforcement officials.

With just nine weeks to the tournament kick-off, the city's vice squad is closing in on illegal brothels and prostitution rings.

[The city's safety and security mayoral committee member JP]Smith said there was a comprehensive policing strategy in place for the World Cup, which included clearing the streets of prostitutes and closing all illegal brothels.

'No prostitutes on the menu'
Cape Argus
April 9, 2010