Sex on sell at auction floors

tobacco_auction_zimHARARE Business is brisk for prostitutes, petty thieves and bribe-hungry policemen at the tobacco auction floors in the capital.

We are doing very well here since we live so close to the auction floors. Many of the famers are from far away places and it often takes a few days for them to be paid, so they stay with us until they get their money, said a commercial sex worker.

During the day time they sell sadza nemunhu (a meal and a person) for US$6.00 and a lot of their business is conducted in neighbouring maize fields.

The Boka Auction floors are also notorious hot spots for petty thieves hoping to take advantage of farmers who may not know a lot about how to conduct business there.

There is day light robbery here. We are losing our money to crooks, but it is better than for us to go to town where we can lose more money, said a farmer from Chinhoyi.

Police spokesperson James Sabau said that the police force was aware of cases of violence and had deployed officers in the area to contain the situation.

We have many police officers at the floors who are trying to maintain order, said Sabau.

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