Prostitute Dies On The Job
A young woman in her twenties who was believed to be a commercial sex worker was electrocuted and died during a house call to one of her clients last week.
The incident which happened in Highfield, Harare and it is said the woman had made an overnight house call on Sunday evening.
In a bid to exceed her client’s expectations the woman had decided to wash her clients clothes the following morning and as she was hanging the clothes on the laundry line, she was electrocuted. She died on the spot.
As is common in Zimbabwe,the deceaseds relatives are now refusing to to bury her body, demanding payment of roora (bride price) first from the alleged client, a gentleman called Last Mbele.
This story is just one more that proves that much as our society may refuse to accept it, prostitution it is alive and thriving.
Assuming prostitution was somehow legal in Zimbabwe and worker-girls could enter into legal agreements, this dispute between the prostitute’s family and the client would probably have taken a different twist.