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Zimbabwe: Govt Speaks on ‘Clip Toe Currency’ Claims

The Government of Zimbabwe has reacted to claims that its citizens are selling their toes. 

This follows claims that toes were being sold at a shop in Ximex Mall in Harare and later transported to South Africa for ritual purposes. 

However, Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Information Kindness Paradza has since dismissed the claims, maintaining that claims that Zimbabweans are trading their toes are false. 

“As Government, we did research on this issue and we realised it is false. These are social media reports aimed at tarnishing the image of the country,” Paradza said. 

He added that he personally visited the shop in Ximex Mall and interviewed traders to verify if allegations that they had offers for toes were true. 

Paradza said that following the allegations, people had increasingly visited the mall enquiring how they could sell their toes.

“We are not involved in the alleged cutting of people’s toes here. Our deals are straightforward, we sell various gadgets here and if someone sees my car there, they think I got it after having my toe cut,” a trader was quoted by The Herald. 

Zimbabwe’s Deputy Minister of Information Kindness Paradza PHOTO/COURTESY

The rumour emerged on social media sparking reactions from all quarters.

A Facebook post by a user identified as Dancliff Nyaisa revealed that a big toe goes for KSh 4.5 million while the small ones retail for KSh 2.25 million.  

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“People in Zimbabwe are now selling their toes. A big toe goes for KSh 4.5 million and the small one goes for KSh 2.25 million,” Nyaisa said.

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