Rapper Cassper Nyovest has raised the alarm on human trafficking in South Africa.

The award winning artist took to Twitter to speak up on the increasing cases of missing persons in the country.

“Guys no ways. So many people going missing and our President still hasn’t said anything? Like nothing? Fokol? Kana everyday it’s a new person I see on the timeline who went missing. I can only imagine what women feel like having to walk in these streets. YOH! #HumanTrafficking,” he wrote in a tweet that was liked and retweeted nearly fifteen thousand times.

It is unclear whether Cassper was triggered by a particular incident, or it was just a pattern he has observed.

In South Africa, most human trafficking occurs as a practise of sexual exploitation, sometimes commercially. Forced/underpaid labour is also a big driving force for the vice.

Victims can either be South Africans within the country or exported to other countries; or other nationalities brought into South Africa for sexual purporses or underpaid labour.

However, it is worth noting that not all missing person cases are as a result of human trafficking. In fact, very few turn out to be the case.

Here is all you need to know about human trafficking in South Africa.