The fight for life in Zimbabwe has taken on new dimensions, with residents even selling their body parts, particularly their leg toes, for cash.
According to Anaedoonline.ng, the internet went crazy on Tuesday when rumors surfaced that individuals in the Southern African country are being coerced to chop off and submit their big toes to a yet-to-be-identified firm in return for money owing to the high cost of living.
According to reports, a journalist named Innocent Zikky shared a video on Twitter showing a citizen of the nation claiming to have benefitted from the toe selling.
The Zimbabwean could be seen in the viral video, showing off the car he bought after selling his toe. He also displayed his severed toe still healing up in bandages.
Reports claimed that the said company is paying the citizens the sum of $40,000 for the big toe while $25,000 is offered for the middle toe and $10,000 for the tiny toe.
“In Zimbabwe, people have started selling their toes for thousands of dollars. This is due to the high cost of living and the failure of the government to create jobs. The toes are being bought at $40,000 dollars (N16m) While the smaller ones are at $20,000 dollars (N8m),” Zikky reported on Twitter.
Another citizen who also claimed to be a journalist [@Tinoe_Edington] tweeted: “Just watched a video remface ane GD6 rake achikamhina asina chigunwe Harare yashata mmmm.”
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