|Government in dilemma over sex workers|
|Tuesday, 17 July 2012 10:04|
The assembly will be held in Victoria Falls from August next year.
(Zanu-PF) who sought to know what measures had been put in place for commercial sex workers who were coming to Zimbabwe for purposes of prostitution.
“I have to admit that within Sadc we are the most conservative, hypocritical and pretentious, we therefore assume the ‘hear no evil, see no evil’ syndrome,” Dr Maunganidze said.
“I am not saying we should do it the Hong Kong way where they actually advertise sea, sex and sand, they sell those things. I think secretary Melusi Matshiya (Home Affairs) would assist me in that area whether to legalise it or tighten security that it doesn’t happen, but if you put stiffer penalties, delegates will go back angry, they will be so angry if you remove those girls from Victoria Falls.”
Sunningdale legislator, Ms Margaret Matienga (MDC-T) asked Dr Maunganidze what his ministry and the sub committees had done to improve HIV and Aids awareness.
“Some of them when they get into their hotel rooms and find condoms in their drawers they throw them through the window and then monkeys will have a feast with those condoms.
“We have also asked hotels to order the Korans because we are going to be hosting people from different religions.
“These are delicate areas that we can’t ignore. To imagine that there won’t be sex in Victoria Falls is illusionary.”