Durban schoolgirls allegedly used in risque films
AN UNEMPLOYED Durban couple were evicted from their flat after neighbours discovered they were filming pornography.
The Phoenix pair allegedly waited until complex residents were away at work for the day before turning their small flat into a movie studio.
It took six months before neighbouring housewives discovered that the couple was filming pornographic movies for sale at a local shopping centre and to unlicensed distributors.
A neighbour lodged a complaint to property developer Woodglaze Properties and as a result the couple was evicted last month.
Residents said beautiful women, some described as "young as schoolgirls", would arrive at the flat shortly after the children in the complex had gone off to school.
But residents began to take notice when loud music would start promptly at 9am daily.
"We confirm such a complaint and legal action has been taken against the tenant," Woodglaze spokesman Pravesh Inderjeeth said.
The Film and Publication Board said in terms of the Film and Publications Act persons who wish to distribute films, games and certain publications must be registered with the FPB and such material must be classified by the FPB, before distribution.
FPB spokesman Prince Mlimandlela Ndamase said in the case of pornographic content only licensed distributors may sell or distribute the content, in line with the requirements of the laws that regulate the sale and distribution of such content.
"As things stand creators of such content need not register with the FPB. But once the intention is to distribute, the concerned parties must register," Ndamase said.
"Distributors are required to register and pay fees that are determined by the FPB in order to be permitted to distribute pornographic content.
"All content would have to be classified," he said.