Chinese nationals accused of paying $2 for sex with underage girls in Victoria Falls

A report by the Zimbabwe National Council for the Welfare of Children (ZNCWC) accuses Chinese nationals in Victoria Falls of paying as little as $2 for sex with underage girls in the resort area. According to the report, this has been happening for the past five years since the government commissioned the expansion of the Victoria Falls International Airport. The airport was expanded by the Chinese.

Part of the report reads:

While young girls were noted at all the study sites, extremely younger ages were noted in Hwange and Victoria Falls.

..In Victoria Falls the main reason provided was the existence of the Victoria Falls international Airport construction community amid surrounding communities in Lupinyu that are marred by poverty and lack of fees to attend school.

During data collection the research team witnessed Chinese employees at the airport construction company soliciting for sexual services for as little as $2 from young girls.

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