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    Rise in number of teen sex workers; Police raid Chiredzi



    MORRIS BISHI
    CHIREDZI BUREAU

    CHIREDZI – Police has embarked on an operation to drive out underage sex workers from Chigarapasi, the country's biggest beerhall that is found in Chiredzi.
    Police has found an unusual ally; the older sex workers who have grabbed the opportunity to deal a deadly blow to competition.
    Sources told The Mirror that there is serious concern over the swelling number of sex workers of school going age who are invading beerhalls.
    Efforts to get a comment from Police spokesperson Inspector Charity Mazula were fruitless.
    However, The Mirror visited Chigarapasi where the reporter witnessed the operation in action.
    Police officers were stationed at the main entrance screening teenagers with the assistance of senior hookers. The teenagers however, resorted to luring clients from street corners after being barred from entering beerhalls.
    "We have an operation in collaboration with the Police. If anyone sees a teenage prostitute in this bar notify us quickly. We are no longer allowing them into Chigarapasi because some of them are school kids who are running away from school so every young prostitute is not wanted, we don't want to see them here" shouted the bar`s disc jockey Fennet Mwinga on his PA system in Chigarapasi Beerhall.
    A senior sex worker only identified as Memory said they are in full support of the operation to flush out teenage colleagues because they were grabbing all business rendering them destitute. She said they are working hard to identify and inform police of all those who will continue visiting the bar while they are under-age.
    "I have more than 6 years in this profession but ever since these young ladies started coming here business is now low. We are working hard to make sure that the law of age limit is respected and we will work with Police to flush them out, they should go to school and not come here" said Memory.
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