The mayor of Rustenburg municipality in North West has admitted that police have difficulties in dealing with the heightened crime, human and drug trafficking, including prostitution.

Mayor Mpho Khunou, led an anti-crime march Friday night, that was attended by hundreds of local residents, including some foreign nationals, who pledged their support in pointing out those behind this scourge.

Five more brothels were closed on Friday, bringing the total number to 20.

Khonou says the current community-led campaign to raid some properties will continue.

She says: “Its time for action. I think there are some difficulties within the police but we need to work with them. We need to help them resolve whatever difficulties that they have.”

‘We are carrying on, we will not rest until such time that we have cleaned Rustenburg off human trafficking as well as drug trafficking.”