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Zimbabwe-SA Cross Border Bus Staff Sexually Abusing Female Passengers

This story was anonymously sent to a Facebook page and published as is.

RAPE AND WOMEN ABUSE BY CROSS BORDERS BUSES STAFF

I have heard weird stories of bus drivers abusing and raping women in presence of helping them. Sorry I am not a journalist but an Agriculturalist. I boarded a Delta Bus from Bulawayo to Joburg on the 27th July 2022. We left at 4pm. Everything was normal until we got on the SA side border. I suspect the bus staff either bribe SA immigration/passport officers to condemn young beautiful women’s passports and tell them to pay fines of R800 which in most cases they won’t be having.I witnessed one beautiful married lady who was told her passport had over stayed on your previous trip 3 years old and she was supposed to pay a fine of R800 and she only had R200.

After efforts to plead with SA immigration failed, Delta staff offered to help and I noticed something was not right I went to the lady and asked her the problem.She showed me her passport and said there was nothing wrong with her passport and she had never stayed in SA for more than 3 days and the Delta staff had offered to help her by selling anything to them.
She offered to sale her tablet phone as she was going to attend a funeral, they laughed at her and said a beautiful lady like you can sale something else when she sensed that they might her body she was prepared to wait for next Delta Bus going back to Zimbabwe.As she narrating her ordeal a lady who was seated next to her became worried and started searching for her. She told the lady the problem and she agreed to help her.

They phoned her relatives in SA and agreed on paying her upon arrival.The bus had about 10 people without passports but I noticed one girl around 17 years wasn’t in the bus and 3 other bus staff were not in the bus.

When we were after Messina we stopped at SASOL garage for a brief stop over for refreshments etc that is when I observed the girl entering the bus with difficulties walking., her nice done lipstick on her mouth was gone and good hair style gone .

That is when I learnt that she was being sexual harassed by the bus staff taking turns on her on the luggage compartments as the bus was moving for the roughly 40kms. The much jovial girl was quite on her remaining journey to Joburg. She had the same problem with the other lady who had preferred to rather return back than VULA VALA which is the term they use meaning you open your thighs for them and close after they are done with you. They can call you for the VULA VALA as many times they want through out the journey. Let this come to an end as married and young ladies fall prey to these sex predators.

What I don’t know what happens under the bus and changing rooms throughout the journey is DO THEY USE PROTECTION with sexual diseases on the rise. Innocent young school girls some virgins who are desperate to join their parents in South Africa being sexual molested on bus where in most cases where the relief driver will be sleeping while the other one driving. This is mainly done by the conductors/touts.this VULA VALA is done by most buses. I write this with a sad and heavy heart what I witnessed. She could be my daughter.

Let warn our children/daughters, wife’s, sisters, mothers of this at the SA border. Let them always carry over R1000 and make sure ALL their papers are in order and also have an option to return back home in case of a VULA VALA.It’s rape as they won’t define help in exchange of sex. They pretend to help you by smuggling you in the luggage compartment and only to be raped while the bus is moving.

No one will hear your screams.
LETS STOP THIS. LADIES BEING RAPED BY BUS PERSONNEL AS THEY TRY GREEN PASTURES.

By anonymous

About Constance van Niekerk

Constance van Niekerk, (Connie V) is a creative writer, poet, music lover, spoken word artist, freelance writer, blogger and educator. She has contributed to several anthologies and published her own collection, Echoes of My Heart: A Poetry Collection available for purchase on all Amazon Stores Worldwide. Follow her on Twitter : @convanniekerk Connect with her on Facebook and Linkedin.

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