Herman Mashaba adds his support for Lvovo’s idea for a public meeting on human trafficking

16 September 2020 - 15:00
By kyle zeeman AND Kyle Zeeman
Herman Mashaba has given Lvovo's idea the thumbs up.
Image: Sunday Times Herman Mashaba has given Lvovo's idea the thumbs up.

Former Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has thrown his weight behind Lvovo Derrango's proposal for a meeting to discuss ways to eradicate human trafficking in SA.

The Solalanini hitmaker has been a vocal part of the huge debate on abductions and trafficking that has dominated social media for the past few weeks.

After making several comments on the issue, Lvovo said the time for talk was over and South Africans needed to take action.

“Time for action has arrived. Tweets are great but we need to start acting. All our problems can be fixed if we just unite and tackle them together. We are all we got, no politicians will save you, no pastor or anyone besides us! We will win!” he wrote.

He proposed a public meeting to discuss the problem and asked his followers if they would attend, arguing that if they waited for the government to intervene many more South Africans would be lost to the scourge.

“If I propose a meeting to share ideas on how we can eradicate human trafficking as the public would you show up? Phumani ku Gov manje because y'all gonna keep begging until y'all lose all your brothers and sisters!

“Don't ever depend on anybody, team up, unite and plan. Enough talking!”

Mashaba was a big fan of the idea and said Lvovo had his support.

“We are there,” he told Lvovo, adding that he knew all too well the struggles of fighting against human trafficking.

He said when he started as mayor of Joburg he was told there some buildings in the city that were “no-go-areas. Buildings where modern day slavery, human trafficking, prostitution was going on.”

He alleged that these buildings “were protected by politicians” and still are.

Their comments come as celebs including Lerato Kganyago, author Jackie Phamotse, Nokuthula Mavuso, Samkelo Ndlovu and DJ Franky shared their outrage regarding human trafficking and called on the government to put a stop to it.