49 Year Old Magosha Says She’s Tired Of Selling Sex In The Streets

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    49 Year Old Magosha Says Shes Tired Of Selling Sex In The Streets

    WHEN life got tough, she started selling her body to survive.
     
    But Terressa Mahayiya (49), who lives in Soweto, wants to quit this way of life.
    “Everyone knows I’m a magosha. Even the young boys call me names but I don’t care. This is how I feed myself.”
    Terressa has to take medicine every day.
    “I’m supposed to eat before I take it, but often I don’t have food so I drink only water,” she said. Terressa said she is the eldest of her four sisters and started selling her body to help her mother.
    “I left school early – I had no choice.
    “I ask myself why my life turned out this way. I would have liked to have married and had a family. I know I am pretty and have a good body but I’ve wasted all that.”
    She said on a good night she makes R150 and makes nothing on a bad night. “I charge R50 per session, but I take men who offer R20 because I am hungry,” she said.
    “I use roll-on to make my face prettier because I can’t afford make-up.”
    She said she is desperate for any kind of job but she can’t do a lot of walking because she has arthritis.