Teenage sex for sell at Mama’s Shabin: Minister Kaliati says Malawi govt to probe

Malawi young girls are selling their bodies in shebeens to earn money and Minister of Gender Patricia Kaliati has since said her ministry would investigate the matter and ensure that the perpetrator faces the law.

Mama's Shabin

Mama’s Shabin

Some teens as young as 16 openly admit to prostituting themselves to “sugar daddies” for cash.

The shocking revelation follows a Weekend Nation investigation into Mama’s Shabin at Ntcheu Boma.

Mama’s Shabin has female workforce of eight in their teenage and the oldest is 22, according to the report.

The owner pays the girls a monthly wage of K6 000 for cleaning the place and having sex with the clients.

According to the Weekend Nation reporter Rabecca Chimjeka, she witnessed groups of skimpily-dressed 14-year old girls openly drinking and seducing a client- ready for pay sex.

Mama’s Shabin operated by Rebecca Bakuwa, at the heart of Ntcheu Township, behind the district’s post office building, is popularly known as “Ku Nursery” among Ntcheu residents for its functional role of nurturing young prostitutes who act as magnets for male customers, the newspaper reported

Nyasa Times also understands that there are many shabeens in the cities of Lilongwe and Blantyre and that some young girls confess that they turn to dirty old men who buy them alcohol in exchange for sex – because they cannot get money from their cash-strapped parents.

Shabeen owners are said to be recruiting young girls and use them to have sex with men for money.

Kaliati has since said government will roll out a nation-wide crackdown on sexual trafficking of young girls and sexual exploitation.

“How could a woman who is supposed to be a mother indulge into such a business of exploiting teens? This is unacceptable,” said Kaliati as quoted by the paper.

Shabeen owner Bakuwa was arrested one time on charges of operating a brothel but was only fined.

She said the girls selling sex are “orphans.”

“I never went to school, but God blessed me with wisdom to run this business. I have only put that wisdom to good use; I am not a criminal. What wrong have I done?” she asked.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Dr Jessie Kabwila said the root cause of human trafficking is poverty, which needs to be addressed.

“Recent studies indicate a shock high rate of child trafficking, where most victims come from the rural areas and are brought to the cities where they are promised jobs as domestic helpers only ending up being forced to work in brothels and bars,” Kabwila told parliament when the House passed the Trafficking in Persons Bill.

Programme co-coordinator for prevention of trafficking in women and children at Norwegian Church Aid Habiba Osman said she would ensure that the matter is brought to the attention of relevant authorities, saying with the passing of Human Trafficking Bill, sex exploitation offenders should be prosecuted.

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MELINDA
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ZAFIKA POTI MUKAONA MKATOLIKA BISANI MOWA,MUKAONA A CCAP BISANI MANKHWALA AZITSAMBA (UFITI) ,MUKAONA A SEVETNH DAY, BISANI ONTHU OMAYI KAPENA MAHULE,MUKAONA A PENTECOSTAL BISANI PAMENE MUNAIKA NDALAMA.KUMAKOLOPOLEDWA MWAMUNA OKHALA WAKO CHIFUKWA CHOKUTI UNAPULUKIRA,AMBUYAKO SANAKUUZE ZA MOMWE CHUMA CHOBISIKA CHIKUYENERA KUKHALIRA KUTI ABAMBO ASATHAWE MNYUMBA.ANA OIPA

Mngoni
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This issue is sensitive guys! Firstly malawi is a poor country, everyone knows that, at the same time the global village is flashed with numerous freedoms most certainly we are aware of that, but also remember that chigolololo ndi mwinithako enawo ndimahule basi inside out. Let’s be careful how we. Manage these issues. I feel its not simple gentlemen! Guys its a mixed bag some call it a pandulus box. We need to change people’s mindset and attitude, then poverty levels be taken care of, then check on freedoms how is it affecting lives nd families, what impact has women… Read more »
Labwika
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Kabwila is right. Paja ukwati wake unatha chifukwa cha umphawi. Just becoz Kabwila is poor she decided to be bonked and that resulted into ukwati wake kutha.

Kanyimbi
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The problem is that the educated married women are failing to deliver in bed. (Amangogona ngati njanji) There is a difference between sex and love making. Men want love making.

GaBa Pa joloza
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Shaaa pa nyasaland. The Ngoni kingdom

opportunist
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Sometimes i blame married women busy with their carriers or education failing to deliver in beds no wonder these girls have grabbed the opportunity.These married women what they know is starving men sex and busy putting up make ups.

opportunist
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Sometimes i blame married women busy with their carriers or education failing to deliver in beds no wonder these girls have grabbed the opportunity.

Chemtukanika
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Si umphawi koma kusowa uzimu mmiyoyo mwawo.Too much freedoms and rights pa Malawi.Kaliati’s work at its peak.

starving husband
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aziwayi mmanyumbamu akukanika kusamala azimuna awo ku chipinda. makolo akukanikaso udindo wawo osamala ana.dziko likukanika kuthetsa umbuli ndí ulova. etc

Hoitty
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I feel sorry for these children. Kupeza ndalama movutika. Amanamizidwa kuti akagwira ku restaurant potengedwa kwawo. Azibambo amma bar onyasa, onunkha thukuta, amatenda kumazipepesera kwa ana.

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