Zimbabwean prostitute website, more details emerge, men also participating, website owner unmasked.
The cheeky prostitution website ZIMESCORTS that facilitates prostitution under the guise of escort services has since pulled down its website. the foreign based company that recently set up a Zimbabwean prostitution website for advertising local prostitutes, has with immediate effect taken its website offline, thereby terminating its ‘fornication’ services.
“This service is no longer available. Please contact administrator firstname.lastname@example.org,” a notice on the website informs.
We tasked our I.T. guys to dig into these shenanigans and ascertain more details about the website. Within a few minutes, our IT guys managed to unmask details concerning ownership of the mischievous website. They queried the world wide database of website ownership records called WHOIS.com and discovered that the domain zimescorts.com was registered on 4 June 2013 through a US based Domain and Web hosting giant, GoDaddy.com. Drupal, a popular Content Management System (CMS) amongst website developers and designers was used to come up with online brothel
Ownership details emerged as, email: email@example.com and phone number: +263773273538 were used to register the domain. Sloane Court, Hebert Chitepo Ave, Harare is the physical address that was provided.We instructed one of our female reporters to place the call under the pretence of a prostitute wanting to get enlisted on the website. The man then CONFIRMED he was part of ZIMESCORTS but said he was not the one in charge of enlisting and asked us to call back later for further details on how to enlist. The lady reporter queried the man as to the legality of the “transactions” and the man re assured her that it was perfectly legal and they had thoroughly perused Zimbabwean legislature pertaining to websites. He insisted that the whole business was legal since it was ESCORT services, if sexual arrangements were to arise between the “escort and escorted” it would be purely a mutual agreement between two consenting adults. We then revealed we were from the press and the line went dead. Attempts to call again were futile as the phone went unanswered. placed a call to the phone number, but the man who answered the phone denied any association with the said agency website.
Apparently the notorious flat, Sloane Court, which is located at the corner of Hebert Chitepo Avenue and Sixth Street . the flat is well known to be a haven for prostitutes and has grabbed several headlines in many publications.
A further investigation conducted by the IT Guys revealed that the phone number +263773273538 belongs to one Lawrence of Harare, who is into Home Deco. Lawrence is said to be operating from 43 Robson Manyika Avenue in Harare where he sells various luxurious home deco products such as leather sofas, kitchen curtains, chaise lounge and headboards.
Our investigations have led us to the ‘discovery’ of a Facebook account of the REAL owner of the seemingly filthy website. The guys uses the name Thomas Muswe on Facebook, and his account can be accessed on http://www.facebook.com/thomas.muswe. However, bear in mind that while this is indeed the Facebook account that belongs to the website’s owner, anyone can simply create a Facebook account and use any name that crosses his mind.
Oure News Crew should also reveal that even though the website, ZimEscorts.com, was registered in June 2013 and started operating on 8 August this year, this Facebook account has been functioning from as way back as May 2010. Upon visiting his Facebook account, one can easily conclude about the owner’s personality and morality by merely looking at his interests. Chihure pa Facebook, ZimSex HookersAssociation, Zimescorts and Real Men Eat Pu**y are some of the pages ‘Thomas Muswe’ has liked.
Meanwhile, Zim Escorts agency, prior to suddenly terminating its services, had just recruited its first male prostitutes to cater for female clients. Male prostitution is the sale of sexual services by a male to either male or female clients.
Two male prostitutes have so far placed personal adverts on the agency’s website. Like female escorts, the male prostitutes do not walk the streets and are not visible to the general public. They work either in-call, where the client comes to them, or out-call, where they go to the client.
Male prostitution is novel in Zimbabwe and is characterised by taboos. Receiving money for sex from female clients is not generally a norm and is not “accepted” by society. Plus men are not “supposed” to be the victims of prostitution or sexual abuse.
The male prostitutes advertised on the site are both from Harare.
One of the male prostitutes is called Wella and he is 25-year-old. He charges $10 an hour. Wella’s personal advert boasts and declares that he is “VERY ENERGETIC AND ABLE TO SATISFY EVERY WOMAN” (sic).
Our News Crew called Wella under the guise of setting him up with a female client and he confirmed that he is a male prostitute.
“Are you calling in connection with ZimEscorts? Okay tell the woman to call me when she gets to Harare. I will satisfy her every need. I am the best man hahaha! I am not expensive because I am not doing this for the money, I just want to satisfy sex starved women in Zimbabwe,” he said.
The other male prostitute is named Caithboi and his charges range from $10 to $40 an hour depending on the client.
Caithboi’s profile says that he is “young and playful with the will to satisfy your every desire, energetically created to please women.”
Caithboi was not available for comment.
Just like on the profiles of female prostitutes the escort agency claims that it is dispatching the prostitutes to provide a social or conversational service rather than a sexual service since prostitution is illegal in Zimbabwe and forbids taking payment for sex or communicating for the purpose of arranging a contract for sexual services.