JANE Naidoo and her husband rent their house to magoshas who pay them R10 for each customer.
On a good day, the Naidoos who live near Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni make more than R150. But cops from Dawn Park have recently started giving them a headache.
“They come and seize our daily takings,” Jane said. “We don’t work and this is our way of surviving but it is sad that the cops don’t see it that way.”
One of the prostitutes, Zanele Mdebele, said the cops harass them every day. “They come here and take our money. We went to the police to complain but they are still doing it,” Zanele said.
“I support my child with this money. On a good day, I make about R600 but when they come they take it all.” The magoshas charge their clients R60 and R10 goes to the Naidoos.
Another magosha, Thembisile Mnguntsa, said the cops sometimes harass them while they are having sex with their clients.
“They’ll just come in while we are busy and order the client to give them money that is meant for us. I want them exposed. What they doing is not right. We doing this to survive, not for fun.”
Captain Mega Ndobe said the prostitutes must come and open cases against the cops.