Mbundane high density suburb in the outskirts of Bulawayo has become a haven for young girls who are engaging in commercial sex work.

The young girls are reported to come from the nearby Nyamandlovu, Mzingwane and Tsholotsho resettlements.

Residents of Mbundane are concerned about the mushrooming of these young commercial sex-workers will badly influence their children.

One of the residents, Mrs Margret Ncube said the girls seem to be oblivious of the dangers associated with the profession, thus exposing themselves to a number of diseases such as HIV and AIDS.

National AIDS Council (NAC) Bulawayo Provincial Manager, Mrs Sinatra Nyathi said the organisation, together with other stakeholders, is working towards conducting awareness programmes in Mbundane where they will hold sessions on commercial sex working, sexually transmitted diseases and drug abuse.