Council runs brothel to supplement revenue

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Larry Mavima

ZVISHAVANE Town Council is running a brothel to supplement its revenue amid reports that 80% of residents were not paying rates.

This came out on Wednesday when Midlands Provincial Affairs and Devolution minister Larry Mavima toured the asbestos mining town on Wednesday.

The sex workers pay US$30 a day to the local authority’s security department to use the facility.

Mavima described the town as the worst-run local authority in the province and ordered the closure of the brothel with immediate effect.

“This visit is depressing. Zvishavane has the worst management for any local authority. It is not only embarrassing, but shameful and unacceptable that a local authority can resort to brothels as a way of fundraising. That brothel should be closed immediately,” he said.

Zvishavane has had most of its top officials, including town secretary, Tinoda Mukutu suspended on corruption charges. — Masvingo Mirror