CAPE TOWN – Sex worker advocacy group, the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat), has reiterated it’s time for government to again seriously consider decriminalizing prostitution.
It adds people who work in the industry are vulnerable because their profession is illegal.
The organization’s Lesego Tlwale says they are working with police to get to the bottom of these killings.
“People know that sex workers are not protected. First of all sex work is illegal in South Africa and it’s still illegal, so clients know that this is the case. So they know that sex workers find it very difficult for them to go and report cases of abuse against them, so they take advantage of this.”
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)