Mohale’s Hoek, March 09 — Lesotho Mounted Police Service Public Relation Officer, Senior Superintendent Mpiti Mopeli has on Thursday urged Basotho women to be cautious when it comes to job offers in Republic of South Africa, especially the ones posted on different media platforms.
This transpired in an interview with the Agency whereby Senior Superintendent Mopeli noted that in most incidents job offers appear to be scams which later turn Basotho into victims of human trafficking and other criminal activities.
He further acknowledged that women become victims out of desperation and vulnerability due to the high rate of unemployment, but he emphasized the significance of involving the police.
This follows a press statement which has recently been released by the office of the provincial commissioner of police in RSA, which noted that a 21 year-old Mosotho woman was raped and robbed of her belongings in Welkom after being promised a job by anothed Mosotho man who is currenty unknown to the police.
The statement noted that the woman was staying in Pretoria and she had been communicating with the victim, who lured her to Jabulani village and raped her several times and he is still at large.
Basotho women have been falling victims of criminal activities in RSA after being promised jobs especially on media platforms, but later end up selling drugs, while some of them end up losing their lives.