Starving” Zimbabwean students contemplating under the presidential grant in Russia have purportedly depended on prostitution to cover essential everyday costs after government neglected to pay their yearly stipends.
Concurring to New Zimbabwe.com, a portion of the understudies, the majority of them from poor foundations, said that they had gone for over a year with no money related help from government.
One of the understudies was cited as saying that some of her partners had since depended on prostitution for survival.
“I have confirmation that bunches of young ladies have depended on prostitution and when I say verification, I mean genuine video film of a portion of the young ladies around evening time,” the understudy was refered to as saying.
Early this week, a student leader Hubert Nyabadza urged the Minister of Higher Education Jonathan Moyo to intervene.
In a post on Moyo’s twitter page, Nyabadza accused government of doing nothing while the students’ situation deteriorated.
Nyabadza wrote: “We are starving Sir, some of us want to go back home.”
Zimbabwe has agreements with a number of countries in Africa and overseas to send underprivileged students for studies under various scholarship schemes.
However, President Robert Mugabe’s administration has failed to “honour its end of the deal” due to the country’s economic hardships.