Cape Town police have raided a gay brothel that advertised "African sex" with men in chains and some were believed to be sex slaves. The exclusive "gentleman's lounge" on Loader Street in the historic De Waterkant village—the block is seen here on a screen capture from a webcam—targeted the gay community in the United Kingdom through Gaydar, reports Cape Argus.
The site offers a variety of "boys and toys" and "studs from all over
Africa". One picture shows a bare-chested man with a thick chain
hanging from his neck down his body. Prices range from R500 per hour to R2 500 for overnight. "We are situated in Loader Street near Manhattans. Come have African sex and fun with us," it says. A local website, which has since been suspended, offered dark rooms,
escort services and "naked days" from Thursdays till Sundays.
[P]olice had raided three times, most recently on Tuesday, and had found illegal substances. [CID Mark Truss] said the single garage had been converted to accommodate a number of cubicles and there was also a large jacuzzi inside. Truss alleged some of the doors were locked and had no handles, which was a fire and safety hazard. "We're not anti-gay but we can't have a business operating in a residential area," he said. "We believe they are supposed to have stopped operating but the village feedback is that there are still guys going in and out."
Police say the current tenant, Charles Okoye from Nigeria, has leased the home for about two months. Residents say Okoye began renovating the house soon after moving in. Neighbors also report many young men, some in their teens, coming and going at all hours.
Okoye's attorney tells the police his client is moving. So far, there have been no arrests or charges.