Ever Heard One Of Your Friends Jokingly Say To You, “Wuuu Shem Chomie, I Need To Find Myself A Blesser”?
Some women have laughed about the idea of finding someone to finance their lifestyles, especially in these tough economic times – but many are actually in relationships with so-called “blessers”, and others are seriously considering it.
Taking this idea even further is online group Blesserfinder, which serves as a “dating agency”, connecting women with rich men. The agency’s Facebook page calls for “morals to fall”. The Citizen newspaper reports that in just one night the Blesserfinder page received 3 500 likes and at some point, more than 33 000 people were engaging in the conversation.
Blessers have had the nation divided, some saying it’s a new way to survive in these tough economic times and other saying it is the same as prostitution and women should have some dignity.
And now the trend has ended in tragedy for two Pretoria students, one in grade 12 and the other in grade 11. It all started with Lerato Moloi who found herself a blesser and arranged to meet, it has been said that Lerato and her friend met her blesser “an unknown man” and he took them shopping at Mall of Africa for an all-white party they were attending later that evening, but it was the last time anyone saw the two.
Their bodies were found in the earlier hours of today. Police spokesperson constable mazibulo confirmed in a statement “the two young women were last seen on Wednesday as they went to meet up with an unknown man. We are pleading to young women allover South Africa not to engage in this Blesser business because you never know who its going to end”