A sex worker based in Mutare only identified as Joyie recently received US$15 000 from a client who had hired her for the night.
According to Manica Post, Joyie’s client, whose identity could not be established, was scruffy, clad in a dirty tattered pair of black jeans, a black T-shirt and rugged shoes suggesting that he is an illegal gold panner. Joyie’s colleagues said:
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We were queuing up for clients as usual outside our lodging that night. Business was slow and not promising. This guy approached us and asked me to spend the whole night with him.
He was looking scruffy and I couldn’t agree to his request, so did a couple of my colleagues before he approached my friend, Joyie.
We heard him telling her that he had US$15. He only said 15 so we all assumed that he was saying he had US$15. They went upstairs and the following morning Joyie told us of the ‘golden handshake’.
She screamed and we were all startled by the noise. We gathered in the corridor to hear the news. One of Joyie’s friends who had also shunned the client fainted.
To be honest, we were all shocked. Joyie flaunted the money on her bed and asking us to take her pictures.
The man told Joyie that he was adding more zeros to his $15 offer and gave her a breakdown. He said US$5 000 was meant for her lobola, the other US$5 000 was for her upkeep, while the remaining US$5 000 was for her car.
She immediately left the room around 9 am, fearing that she would be robbed. She told me that she intended to buy a car at a local car sale before travelling to Bulawayo.
Manica Post said efforts to contact Joyie on her provided number proved fruitless as it was unreachable but pictures in which she was flaunting her fortune have since gone viral on social media.