Some of the migrants are transferred to criminal gangs that subject them to forced prostitution in Musina, Pretoria, Johannesburg, or Durban.
Refugees from Somalia and Democratic Republic of the Congo reportedly travel from Zimbabwe’s Tongogara Refugee Camp to Harare, where they are forced into prostitution.
(Mugaisa 2001) Prostitution is addressed in Part III of the Criminal Law (Codification and Reform) Act 2004.
The police can arrest any woman walking (in the streets) after 7pm.
Taking care of a five year old has major similarities to taking care of your “Chief Executive Officer” of a man.
In 2011 Thabita Khumalo, a MDC-T MP, proposed that prostitution in Zimbabwe be decriminalised.
She stated that decriminalizing prostitution would address three important issues, corruption, HIV/Aids and women’s rights.
A number of women's groups supported this as strengthening marriage.
As with many African countries, the onset of HIV/AIDS dramatically increased the interest in sex work.