EYES WIDE OPEN

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“I did a lot of re­search into hu­man traf­fick­ing,” Mahlatse says. “I thank­fully haven’t ex­pe­ri­enced this first­hand, but the per­son I spoke to about it, her lit­tle sis­ter had been taken. It’s so scary to know that it’s hap­pen­ing right here, around the cor­ner from you.” She adds that from what she’s learnt, read and heard, “These [hu­man traf­ficker] peo­ple zoom in on kids who’re or­phans, who have no par­ents and are on the street. They tar­get them be­cause they have no so­cial skills, no ed­u­ca­tion, they don’t have any­one com­ing to look for them. They are easy tar­gets. But it can and does hap­pen to any­one – you need to keep your eyes open!”

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