South African MP George Lekgetho has called for prostitution to be legalized for the duration of the football World Cup to be held in the country in 2010. It would help cut the incidences of rape and would bring in taxes to fight poverty, he told his colleagues. The opposition Democratic Alliance criticized the idea but a group representing sex workers welcomed it. “We would support any legalization of sex work, particularly during the 2010 World Cup,” Nicola Fick from Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task Force told press. (BBC)

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