Bus Brothers

07 March
๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐Ÿฒ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฎ. They call them Bus Brothers โ€“ the long-distance truck drivers who stop in small, impoverished towns along the main freeways between Johannesburg and Cape Town to buy sex from underage girls. Itโ€™s a shocking exposรฉ of statutory rape often perpetrated in broad daylight, and the child sex trade in Northern Cape where children are pimped out as families struggle to survive. Brutalised and objectified as โ€œpadkosโ€ (food for the road) โ€“ as residents refer to the girls โ€“ Carte Blanche reveals the dark side of the iconic Karoo.
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