Members of the Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work gathered outside parliament yesterday.
The activists said they wanted to thank President Cyril Ramaphosa for his commitment to decriminalising se_x work and for protecting the rights of women in the industry.
National co-ordinator and founding member of the movement, Kholi Buthelezi, said they were handing over a sunflower to the president to thank him.
She said current laws were cruel and treated se_x workers like criminals.
“The criminalisation of sex work puts them in danger as they can’t access the legal and health services enjoyed by everyone else,” she said.
“Decriminalisation will change sex workers’ lives, as it will help get rid of the discrimination against them.”
Se_x worker Felicia Abrahams said they’re judged when they go to clinics.
“When I take a whole box of condoms, nurses look at me in a weird way and ask why I’m taking so many,” she said.
“When I tell them I’m a se_x worker, their reaction is not good. The president is our only hope now for us to be welcomed into society.
“Se_x work is work. New Zealand recently decriminalised se_x work and made a law allowing the workers to lay a charge if clients refuse to use condoms.”
She said magoshas are not treated fairly in South Africa.
The president was not there to accept the flower, but Charles Ford from the Presidency accepted it and promised to make sure it would be delivered to Ramaphosa.
You might also like…Zodwa Wabantu shuts down plastic surgery questions: There’s nothing to fix on my face
Zodwa Wabantu is known for her brutal honesty and realness and that is why fans were concerned when the entertainer took to Instagram to show her undergoing a skin procedure.
Fans asked the entertainer if the next step was surgery but Zodwa told TshisaLIVE that she has no plans to ever surgically “fix” her face because there’s nothing to “fix”. She explained that she had a vampire facial to help her stay young. read more…