When it comes to day-to-day operations on the streets, however, Violet points out foreign sex workers do not only run the streets but they own them.
In her view, foreign prostitutes have better advantage because they are highly experienced and find it a lot easier to be prostitutes in a foreign country rather than back home, as they do not worry about bumping into anyone they know.
Unfortunately, V-Metro was unable to get any comment from Namibian sex workers, some of whom appeared desperate indeed, with worrying self-presentations as far as personal hygiene is concerned.
According to the findings, Zimbabwean and Zambian street sex workers, with well-paying clients, charge up to N0 per round of an sexual encounter, which normally lasts for less than five minutes.
A Zimbabwean sex worker, Violet Chigari (26) who resides in Windhoek North and the only who was comfortable to speak on-record to V-Metro, says Namibian prostitutes sometimes charge as less as N: “It’s a fact that foreign girls make all the money in this country while Namibian girls simply don’t know how to.” She singles out a prostitution hub near the DHPS school in the Ausspanplatz vicinity where the cheapest of Windhoek prostitutes lag around: “They make business with cheap men like the Chinese and some old broke men who drive run-down bakkies.
A Windhoek-based investigation conducted by V-Metro has found Namibian prostitutes to fall astonishingly short of earnings compared to their foreign counterparts.Despite having the home [citizenship] advantage, local prostitutes in Windhoek do not cash in on the arguably profitable trade.