By Malungelo Booi, of Eyewitness News
The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat) on Wednesday urged communities to accept and understand that sex workers also have rights as citizens.
A sex worker was stabbed to death while another was injured during an attack in Wetton road in Wynberg.
A man dressed in jeans and a t-shirt attacked the two men dressed in women’s clothing over the weekend.
Police said one of them was stabbed four times.
The 36-yeat-old victims are said to be popular in the Wynberg area.
A seminar discussing challenges faced by sex-workers was held on Wednesday.
Sweat’s Advocacy Manager Oratile Moseki said, “For us it’s about time that people start to engage. We’re not necessarily saying that people should agree. Our struggle is not about whether people agree with sex workers or not, it’s about accepting that just because you don’t like sex workers doesn’t mean then that you should not grant them their citizen rights – which everybody has regardless of who you are.”
In March, the ANC Women's League called for the legalisation of prostitution.
[This news article was sourced from Eyewitness News:Sex workers call for tolerance]