Bobroffs shaft human trafficking victim

Bobroffs shaft human trafficking victim

Sly ambulance-chasers pull forex fiddle Noseweek’s favourite ambulance chasers, Johannesburg attorneys Ronald Bobroff and son Darren, never fail to enthral. What an endless fountain of stories. The latest concerns bricklayer Oagiles Stephen Malothane, who went to Australia, in 2002 as part of a reservoir building team, working at Lake Cargellico, 590km west of Sydney.

Malothane, 55, who lives in Wolmaransstad, North West, had thought the trip was “the opportunity of a lifetime” but soon realised he was a victim of human trafficking, having to work 14-hour days, seven days a week, for a “slave wage” of R600 in total.

Then, in October that year, he and four others were pumping concrete on to “falsework” (a supporting framework) for the roof of a water tower, when the 120-tonne slab collapsed, causing Malothane to fall 20 metres. Two people died, and three survived their injuries.

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Submitted by : Geoff Carter of Centurion on 2014-09-15 09:13:50
Somebody should snap this guys cord and suspend him pending an investigation...............hit him in the purse so to speak.
Submitted by : Juanita Le Roux of Randburg on 2014-09-02 00:00:25
why are they never in the headlines of the media.... too much clout?


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