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“Can you imagine that some young girls whom we interviewed said we receive empty beer or soft drinks bottles as payment for sex? he s? They said they would go on to sell such bottles for $US0, 50 each."
He told me to make the bed, he gripped my throat so I couldn't scream, and then he hurt me," she recalled, nervously drawing in the red sand with a twig while cradling a baby boy.
"Women, widows, are taken advantage of in Zambia. It is our right; men says. As men we can do what we want. We paid (a dowry) for you. We paid a lot of money, a lot of cattle to your parents. We're not releasing you. You belong to us'.”
Media calls me a "gold digger" who married a rich European footbal coach and attacks me for revealing my HIV positive status. "I touched where it hurts most; disclosing my HIV status to the public."