A man is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court next week for allegedly trafficking a 25-year-old woman from Gauteng.

The suspect was expected to appear in court on 23 August for a bail application.

It is alleged the victim was locked up at a house in Brooklyn after their arrival in Cape Town and forced into drugs and prostitution.

Hawks spokesperson Philani Nkwalase said the woman alerted a passing law enforcement officer of her torment while on the streets in July, and was rescued and taken to a place of safety.

“The victim was allegedly lured under false pretence by the perpetrator after they were introduced by a friend at a party on 9 June 2019 in Gauteng,” he said.