Zambia: Precious R4 Million Winner Collapses in Disbelief

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With that little she was earning, meeting the needs for her family proved futile and she eventually started prostituting with some of the clients who showed interest in her-and that was the beginning of the four year journey into sex work.

"I didn't like what I was doing and I still don't like the prostitution business because of the way ladies are treated by men. I am still being haunted by that foreign Angolan national who used to force me for anal sex," she solemnly narrates her worst moment in prostitution.

The money that Precious was realising from the illicit sex trade was supplementing the young sisters' efforts.

The sister (Victoria Mubiana 20) was working in a hardware shop and the K100, 000, she was getting was equivalent to the rent they were paying.

The other two siblings (Saviour and Sandra) were relying on alms from well- wishers earning themselves titles of beggars and street kids.

In July this year, she heard an advertisement on Ready for Marriage Extraordinary where Muvi TV was looking for sex workers who wanted to transform their lives.

Eager to lead a normal and better life she applied and was picked to represent Mongu on the programme.

Though she joined late, Precious said she was happy that the producers of the programme assured the ladies of a job once the reality show was over.

"I was never bothered with winning the prize because I knew I was going to get a job after the end of the show and that itself was a big prize for me," explains Precious.

But 16 weeks down the line that was not going to be the case. The judges judged, the voters voted and the person who provided consistency in her stories was awarded the grand prize.

From the time Precious entered the show her story never changed and that changed her ambition too. Apart from being in line for a job, she was crowned overall winner of that exquisite dress.

Shocked with the outcome, Precious collapsed in disbelief and it took over 10 minutes to resuscitate her for the crowning ceremony.

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