After the exposé by various newspapers on Sunday, it looks like public relations consultant Makhosini Nkosi might need his own spin doctor. It was widely reported that when Nkosi is not providing crisis and reputation management services for others, he manages a brothel from a house in Randburg. Makhosini Nkosi is currently contracted as the public relations consultant for the Chief of Police, Riah Phiyega.
It is alleged that Nkosi runs a brothel from the same premises where he runs his communications company, Makhosini Nkosi and Associates. The brothel is said to operate from the main building and the small outbuilding houses the communications company.
Nkosi says he is not pimping and denied any knowledge of illegal prostitution services going on at the said address. As far as he is concerned, he is running a lodge where patrons, mostly men, come to unwind with a drink and a massage. The men are spoilt for choice when it comes to various exotic styles of massage therapy. Nkosi said: “On the premises there are masseuses who offer deep-tissue massage, Swedish massage and sensual massage.”
Reports say that the rates for adult entertainment provided at this establishment range from R 400 to R 3 000 for those who want the full house treatment. One of the women who works at the premises confirmed that men could also treat themselves to threesomes as part of the wide range of “extras” which are readily available. Nkosi is entitled to a portion of the payment made by patrons for the “massages” and also charges for the use of the facilities at the “lodge”.
Despite the fact that the television sets at the premises show pornographic material and that Nkosi admitted that he paid to advertise the address on sex websites, Nkosi is adamant that he is not aware of any sexual trade going on. He said: “All I know is these people do massages … when two people are in a room, I don’t know what they do.”
Nkosi has no qualms admitting that he is illegally operating a bar without a valid liquor license. Referring to the massage parlour, he also admits that he does not have permission to run a business from the premises. Nkosi is in the process of applying for business rights to operate an adult entertainment facility at the controversial Randburg premises. The SAPS has not stated any intention to question or arrest Nkosi regarding these allegations.