Yesterday CNN released an awesome article stating that the thousands of soccer fans in South Africa for the World Cup have been turning to arts and museums rather than sex-tourism, which is completely opposite of what was expected.
The article states:
“The World Cup has been devastating. We thought it was going to be a cash cow but it’s chased a lot of the business away. It’s been the worst month in my company’s history,” the owner and founder of one of Johannesburg’s most exclusive escort companies told CNN.
“No one is interested in sex at the moment. I think we’ve had three customers who traveled here for the World Cup which has seen my group’s business drop by 80 percent. I enjoyed watching the games, but I can’t wait for everyone to just go home now!” the madam, who works under the alias of “Tori,” added.
The behavior of fans in South Africa has run contrary to what was predicted prior to the start of the tournament after David Bayever told World Cup organizers in March it was feared that up to 40,000 extra prostitutes could converge in the host nation to meet the expected demand.
But the tournament in 2010, if anything, has seen the modern-day soccer fan attracted to art galleries and museums over brothels.
A team from Exodus Cry, Kansas City was sent to SA before the World Cup began as part of onsite intercession and to minister to the thousands of people who have been trafficked into SA as a part of sex-tourism. Exodus Cry released a 31 day prayer guide to churches and individuals across the world.
I believe this sudden turn in desire from prostitution is directly related to the 31+ days of prayer and intercession over this specific event and the thousands of people trapped in human trafficking.
“Before the tournament we were getting good money but [over the month] it has not been busy at all. We thought it was going to be much better but it has been boring. I’ve actually left Johannesburg now because there has been so little trade.
"Police have been keen to keep ladies off the streets and I don’t think the foreign visitors were interested,” Zobwa added.