“This has been happening since September when I started appearing on the show.
“Initially, I had no problem because I thought people would get used to the character. But I was wrong. Wherever I go out, I am being called a pr0stitute,” she said.
“It is offensive and I don’t like it. I am not a magosha but an actress. I have now taken it upon myself to educate people about the difference between a character and an actor, but this is not always possible.”
She said although she hated being called a magosha, she considered s.e.x work as a job.
“What I don’t like is the stigma attached to pr0stitution. Otherwise, I would definitely consider this job. Selling s.e.x is like any other job and should not be frowned upon. You can sell it exclusively to one person in the comfort of your home but at the end of the day, it’s pr0stitution.”
Nomalanga said when she got the role, she did research on s.e.x work.
“Not all s.e.x workers want to be in this business – some are forced by circumstances. Others do it for fun and extra income.”
Yonela Sinqu of the S.e.x Workers Education an Advocacy Taskforce said being a magosha was risky because it was not accepted by society.
“As an organisation, we are happy to see such storylines in South African productions. Such roles address the myths around s.e.x workers.
“Additionally, the word ‘magosha’ is offensive and we don’t like it,” Yonela said.
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