Articles tagged 'prostitution'

Sex workers' tough job to survive 1 July 2018 HARARE - Being a sex worker is not a stroll in the park — it is very tough. For one to put food on the table and pay the bills, it's not just about the coitus, various tricks are employed in order to get the elusive dollar. For Priscilla Jack (not real name), it means using even criminal me...
Council wary of houses turning into brothels 18 October 2017 HARARE - Harare City Council has begun to reject the change of use of residential properties into lodges after complaints that the houses are being used as brothels. This comes as council is receiving more than 10 applications of change of use every month. Acting director of works Priscilla...
'Zim students in Cyprus turn to prostitution' 29 June 2017 HARARE - Desperate Zimbabwean students studying in Cyprus are engaged in dangerous activities which include drug trafficking, prostitution and gambling as they bid to fund their university education, Parliament revealed yesterday. In its startling remarks, Parliament's Foreign Affairs committe...
'Social ills spike in Hwange' 11 September 2016 HARARE - Social ills — prostitution, poaching and theft — have spiked in the Hwange mining town, as unpaid Hwange Colliery Company (HCC) workers increasingly get hard-pressed, a Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) report said. This comes as the town's economy is largely driven by the coal miner and i...
Empower sex workers — MP 8 April 2016 HARARE - Zanu PF Epworth MP Zalerah Makari says government ministries must help sex workers to set up businesses for them to be self-sufficient, if the country is to meet one of the United Nations goals to end HIV and Aids by 2030. Makari's remarks come amid an increase in the number of sex wo...
SA returnees resort to sex work 17 June 2015 MASVINGO - Sex work is on the rise here, with desperate women who returned home in the wake of attacks on foreigners in South Africa resorting to extreme measures to deal with their financial hardships, civil society groups have warned. The attacks on foreigners — mainly from Zimbabwe, Somalia...
Con-Court outlaws hookers' arrests 28 May 2015 HARARE - The Constitutional Court has outlawed the police's dragnet operations targeting women soliciting for sex. This followed an application filed by nine suspected prostitutes who challenged their arrest and prosecution, claiming their right to liberty had been infringed. Following thei...
Prostitutes to get share ownership in brothels 6 February 2015 AMSTERDAM - Amsterdam is looking for an investor to buy five buildings where sex workers can work collectively in their own prostitution business, a spokesman for the city's mayor says. Currently, prostitutes in the city work individually, renting the windows where they stand on view for prosp...
Avenues, the top red light zone 1 June 2014 HARARE - Three-year-old Kundai blows on his balloon in the Avenues area of Harare. The toddler and his friends take turns blowing the balloon. Everything is okay until Kundai’s mother shrieks in horror at the sight. Firstly, the balloon is in actual fact a used condom. Secondly, it st...
Prostitution: Choice or circumstance? 16 March 2014 HARARE - It is six o’clock in the evening and  Majubheki Lines, a slum location in Harare’s first high density area — Mbare — is a hive of activity as people are coming in and going out from different directions. Shamiso Mara (not her real name) clad in a grey mini skirt, black top which only ...
56 Zim prostitutes arrested in Lusaka 11 March 2014 LUSAKA - Fifty-six Zimbabwean women suspected to be engaged in commercial sex work have been arrested by the Zambian Department of Immigration. The women were arrested in Lusaka in an operation conducted on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday. Department public relations officer...
MP in prostitution volte face 6 January 2014 BULAWAYO - Tabitha Khumalo, the Bulawayo East MP, has denied calling for legalising prostitution saying she was merely trying to protect women from draconian laws which stipulates they have to be arrested when seen on the streets after dusk. Khumalo said the problem lay with media houses that ...
Late Zanu PF MP's wife runs brothel 3 December 2013 HARARE - Wife of the late Zanu PF Member of Parliament (MP) for Kadoma Central Ishmael Mutema is reportedly running a brothel at her residential property in Kadoma. The late Mutema was also Chief Ziki of Masvingo and popularly known as “Choo”. The lodge, Guta Ravatema popularly known as Kwa...
'We must kill prostitution' 17 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe remains one of the countries still grappling with abuse of women and seemingly lack of desire to increase women's participation in decision-making at a time the world has shifted gears to recognise the feminine gender as a tool for economic, political and social transformation. ...
Bulawayo goes to the dogs 6 October 2013 BULAWAYO - For a decade after independence Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second largest city, was envied as one of the cleanest and most attractive cities in the world. The city has in the long run lost its lustre due to a variety of issues, chief among them the decade-long economic meltdown which spaw...
Confessions of a sex worker 16 September 2013 HARARE - Memory Shiri, 35, a sex worker in Harare, says she will never quit her trade because it is helping her take care of her family. Shiri, who has been in the “oldest profession” for 13 years, says the Zimbabwe government should legalise sex work, for the “ladies of the night” to be able ...
Hookers lured by Kadoma gold glitter 19 August 2013 KADOMA - Young girls have been lured to this gold-mining outpost by false promises of spin-off from the mining sector, entering prostitution and fuelling a roaring trade. Prostitution is slowly gaining a foothold in the city, thanks to hotel-owners who have turned cottages into brothels amid l...
No to prostitution at UNWTO: Mzembi 18 August 2013 HARARE - Tourism minister Walter Mzembi has dismissed any hopes and thoughts of legalising prostitution ahead of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) conference. Mzembi told the Daily News that there was no way they would legalise prostitution as it goes against religious and ...
Prostitution crackdown 'discriminatory' 10 July 2013 HARARE - The clampdown on prostitution in Harare s red-light districts is discriminative and unconstitutional, legal experts have said. Code-named Operation Zvanyanya , the onslaught spearheaded by female cops has targeted night clubs and lairs and is seeking to flush out prostitutes from the Ave...