In between men sitting alone on heaps of old tyres are perceived to be either guarding the area or being the runners at the girls disposal.
An Ivydale resident and businessman who wished to remain anonymous, said the situation of prostitutes in the area had a definite impact on his business as clients no longer wanted to visit his premises.
Seemingly the situation has been exacerbated by scores of prostitutes who have apparently moved into the area to either operate from there or congregate there during the day before returning home again late afternoon.
She mentioned that their business address had been advertised on the internet as venue for obtaining the services of prostitutes in the past, which led to them being overwhelmed with requests for such products.A source alluded to the fact that it was not limited to vacant land in Ivydale alone though, as she witnessed a woman conducting business behind a sand heap along the N1 highway leading out of town three weeks ago.Provincial Police Spokesperson Ronel Otto referred to the matter as a difficult situation to handle.The surrounds are littered with rubbish, in addition to discarded toilet paper trailing in the wind.At night the price apparently can go up to about R350 for an act.She recalled receiving the news of the corpse of one of the women being discovered last year after allegedly being killed by one of her customers.Unoccupied and idling vehicles parked along the Ivydale stretch known for its distinct sex acts.A businessperson in the area emphasised concern about the dire situation that has escalated in severity over the past year.Evidently there is a reigning order that determines the way business is conducted.When arrested they pay admission of guilt or are fined by court only to return to their daily routine, Otto said and confirmed that they are issued with a R50 fine.
A woman is photographed handing a banknote, presumably in change, to the driver of a van after they were witnessed in the act a few metres away shortly before.Story: yolande NEL rC myburgh featured photo: A man zips up his trousers after a perceived act behind a makeshift hide in Ivydale.Most of them are fit when they come here.We do regular patrols in the area and make habitual arrests.Another source attested to the fact that the women were quite vocal about rather what does a escort person mean opting to work for R2 000 a day than doing chores as a domestic help for the same amount every month.While business is in full swing behind makeshift cardboard structures in the bush a tall man holds guard under a tree, obviously the pimp on duty.She added that they had witnessed an altercation between a prostitute and a client in the past.The magnitude of pedestrians and motorists alike frequenting the respective gravel strips known for its nature of operation, spells the degree of availability of sex on call in Limpopos capital.While prostitution is apparently also rife in central and downtown Polokwane and in the area of the Roodepoort smallholdings at the moment, the magnitude of incidents is reportedly being contained during operations focusing on the specific areas once brought to the attention of law enforcers.They do not have any decency and have sex in the open for all to see.
The hottest acts usually took place over the lunch hour or between 16:00 and 17:30 every day when men of all cultures, and some even noticed in government vehicles, arrived to make use of the service, she said.
During a brief period last year they had also noticed young men of fair complexion in the area, suspected of either watching from a distance or offering their services, she added.