A voice note is doing the rounds on social media, where a girl only known as Asemahle details how underage girls are allegedly lured into prostitution in exchange for cash transfers and clothing.
LISTEN: Asemahle details alleged underage prostitution in Parkland
Before the voice note leaked on social media, video footage showing three skimpily-dressed girls, possibly younger than 18, parading their barely-clothed bodies in front of an unidentified man sparked outrage.
This is the video of 15 years old girls selling their body at parklands for IPhones. pic.twitter.com/W1m3ysvV8P— lisah. 🌈❤️ (@Olona15182087) May 11, 2022
This video was correlated with Asemahle’s story, which sent shockwaves across social media. In the nine-minute voice note, which is mostly in Xhosa, the young girl is interrogated by her mother and a woman who identified herself as a nurse.
Struggling to hold back her emotions, Asemahle, aged 15, admitted to having consensual sex with two adult foreign nationals identified as ‘Latino’ and ‘Blessings’.
According to the teen, she was allegedly recruited by a friend known only as Vanessa to ‘hang out’ with a man believed to be of Nigerian descent at a hotel in Parklands.
The 15-year-old claims she was instructed to watch Vanessa engaged in sex with ‘Latino’ before she was roped into the steamy encounter.
Thereafter, Asemahle claims Vanessa was paid R1 500, and while she allegedly did participate in sexual acts with the Nigerian national, the teen claims she was never sent money.
Instead, the friend apparently only bought her clothes.
Asemahle goes on to name ‘Blessings’ as the other foreign national she had sexual relations with, at times unprotected.
The Asemahle voice note, which you can listen to below, sparked outrage on social media.
Here are some of the reactions to Asemahe’s claims about underage prostitution in Parklands:
A month ago me and my boyfriend gave a 14 year old girl a lift home at 12 am midnight in Parklands all because she went to party with her friends and they left her behind coz she refused to go with this nigerian to his place. Parklands needs an intervention!— Brown Skin girl😍 (@Nolukholo_Mad) May 11, 2022
Nigerians are sleeping with 15 year old girls in parklands and South Africans are quite because they support one Africa 🤮🤮🚮🚮🚮🚮— Ayandi💓 (@Ayandi07684809) May 11, 2022
Very painful to listen to that 15 year old teenager who went to Parklands and slept with old Nigerian man for money and don't even receive the money. 😏— Yams Medusa (@Yara_Statson) May 10, 2022
Unfortunately the Parklands situation is not an isolated incident,the only way to win this war is to shut down SA and forced the government to deport all illegal immigrants,the crime in SA is out of control,the country is open to every criminal from all around the world.— Tilly👑 (@Tilly_tetelo) May 11, 2022