The immigration department in Livingstone has said the number of Zimbabwean girls employed illegally as house maids in the tourist capital has tremendously swelled.
A senior officer who declined to be named told ZANIS in Livingstone that the Zimbabwean girls are settling for the job of maids in order to raise money to take back home and support their families.
He said some residents have also taken advantage of cheap labour to engage the girls.
The officer also disclosed that the level of prostitution involving Zimbabwean girls in the tourist capital has kept rising adding that the department of Immigration has intensified raids on lodges and other places to bring sanity to the area.
One Zimbabwean girl who was cornered by immigration yesterday told ZANIS that she traveled from Harare to come and work as a servant in Livingstone.
The girl who explained her predicament in between sobs said life was tough in their country.