Prostitutes in the northern Malawian city of Mzuzu are accused of killing two clients by drowning them in a dam on Saturday after they failed to pay for sex, according to police .
The deceased, Malumbo Chamvula and Osward Tembo both 20 and hailing from traditional authority Mtwalo in Mzimba district met their fate at Ekayiweni when they failed to settle payments with sex workers.
“After a long time of drinking, the deceased had sexual intercourse with the sex workers and failed to settle the bill,” police spokesperson Norah Chimwala said.
“The sex workers drowned them in Ekayiweni Agriculture dam, the boys failed to swim and died of suffocation as pronounced by health personnel at Mzuzu Central Hospital.”
Chimwala could not say how much the bill for sex was, but prostitutes in urban centres charge around six dollars.
The prostitutes, only identified as Flora and Mphatso, are on the run and police said they were trackingthem
Recently, sex workers formed an alliance aimed at advancing sex workers rights. The formation of the alliance courted mixed reactions as some people view this development as a way of legalizing prostitution in the country while others are supporting then formation of the alliance, saying this would reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country.
There was no immediate comment from sex workers alliance on the Mzuzu incident.