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Just in: ConCourt outlaws arrest of sex workers

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THE Constitutional Court on Wednesday outlawed the arrest of sex workers found loitering the streets “for purposes of prostitution”, saying as long as there were no men who would confirm being approached by the women for sex, the arrests were unconstitutional.

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This follows an application filed by nine Harare women, who argued that their arrest in March last year and prosecution on charges of soliciting for prostitution contravened Section 49(1)(b) and that it was a denial of their  fundamental right to the protection of the law as guaranteed by Section 56(1) of the same charter.

Deputy Chief Justice Luke Malaba read the order which was granted by consent.

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