Durban - “Sugar daddies on steroids”. That’s how the “Blessers” trend has been described, as more girls are enticed to link up with rich older men on social media and on a phone app which is about to be launched.
KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu, who has recently spoken out about “Blessers”, said on Friday that he and KZN MEC for Health Sibongiseni Dhlomo had been interviewed by the UK”s BBC television on Thursday about the controversial trend.
He said that after the programme had been aired, they had received huge support from South Africans in the UK.
Mchunu said the South African Youth Development Forum in the UK, had offered to facilitate exchange programmes to help girls to become self sufficient, instead of relying on “Blessers”.