It is reported that some people in Zimbabwe have resorted to selling their toes for large amounts of money due to the high cost of living and the government’s apparent failure to create employment opportunities.
It is alleged that there are different prices for different toes, with larger toes being awarded larger amounts of money.
A person’s big toe is said to go for US$40 000, with the middle toe going for approximately US$25 000 while the smaller toes go for US$20 000.
The news turned into a dominant topic on social media, with speculations about toes being sold for money rituals. It is said that some are looking for an easy way out or a quick way to make some money.
Various claims alluded to the work of a cult, where people demand toes for money in exchange for ten years of riches. However, it is alleged that people who are involved in this process will lose a relative along the way.
Other claims added that after agreeing to have a toe cut off, no one should see the particular leg from which the toe was cut.
According to a source from a mall where the alleged activity is coming from, the whole story is being blown out of proportion.
“I can’t really deny or confirm such activity at Ximex Mall, but what I have gathered is that this entire issue was blown out of proportion after a few guys shared it as a joke”, said the source.
“Yes, some of the latest cars that the dealers are driving are questionable, imagine seeing a man who has been struggling to buy lunch for himself now cruising in a Mercedes-Benz GL400 which costs US$200 000, you have questions, the source said.
People took to the Twitter streets to comment on the news confused:
Man shows off the car he bought after selling his toe in Zimbabwe for $40.000. pic.twitter.com/c2ggLgNrLD
— The 9 (@InnocentZikky) May 31, 2022
When you just came from Zimbabwe with 9 toes and you have to attend a family party. pic.twitter.com/m4Sen8yE0k
— El CHAPONDA (@TheeAugustine) May 31, 2022
Zimbabwe has Clip Toe currency 💀💀 pic.twitter.com/2uxOVRd86U
— HTK (@frumfree) May 31, 2022