Every Monday in Hamanskraal, people get together to host a Mavuso stokvel which is slang for money given to a woman after she spends a night with a man.
The Mavuso stokvel is said to attract a lot of community members. Other community members claim that this stokvel attracts ‘easy’ women because they know they will get money. Women who come to the stokvel early are apparently given a bottle of wine to keep them busy while the formalities of the stokvel are underway.
Tsholofelo Mawelela who is a known attendant of the function says “If I get a job I will no longer attend Mavuso as it’s all about fun”.
In and interview with ENCA DJ Papie Sibanda who is the host of the stokvel says they don’t offer or buy sex at the stokvel venue contrary to what the women say.
They insist that the men who attend the stokvel approach them to ask how much they would like or who simply set their one night stand price. One woman said “I like Mavuso because men buy us drinks and give us money in the morning”.
Lesoa Seroka says that members who take women home and do not pay the price set by the stokvel that week get a fine, the amount varies from R200-R300 a night.
Even though the host of the Stokvel DJ Papie Sibanda says there is no prostitution happening, ENCA’S CHECKPOINT waited till midnight for the announcement to be made as to how much the girls would cost this week. One of the organisers said that it would be R300 and that if a man does not have money they should stick to drinking and stop bothering the girls.