Monday, September 20, 2021

Zvishavane sex workers reject bond note, demand forex

….you can also pay in cooking oil

Patience Muzhingi

ZVISHAVANE – In reaction to the biting economic crises
characterised by an inflationary bond note, sex workers in the town have now
resorted to foreign currency and basic commodities as forms of payment for
their services.
Zimbabwe has witnessed skyrocketing
prices of basic commodities since the fiscal policies presented by Minister of
Finance, Mthuli Ncube a few weeks ago.
The situation has left sex
workers with no option but to change the form of payment and accept only the US
dollar, South African rand or basic consumer goods.
Speaking to TellZim News, a number
of sex workers said they had changed the methods of payment so as to cope with
the prevailing economic situation in the country.
“We are now charging rands
and US dollars for our services and we also accept basic commodities like
cooking oil and soap.
“Clients are still coming
the way they did before this situation. There is no problem so far because
everyone knows what is happening in country and things are tough for everyone.
We had no choice but to adjust,” said the sex worker.
Clients of sex workers in the
town are mainly informal gold miners working the red soils of the district,
going as far as Shurugwi.
With the current economic
situation in Zimbabwe, life is getting tougher everyday as retail prices are likely
to change any time.

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