Zimbabwe court charges man for saying he buys human toes
By Kitsepile Nyathi
A Zimbabwean court has charged a prankster for joking that he was part of a syndicate buying human toes for up to $78,000.
Claims that hard-pressed Zimbabweans had resorted to selling their toes for survival went viral on social media a fortnight ago and a top government official slammed the jokes as an attempt to harm the country’s image.
David Kaseke, a 40-year-old cellphone dealer in Harare, appeared in a video saying he was part of a syndicate that bought human toes for between $26,000 and $78,000.
Kaseke on Tuesday appeared before Harare magistrate Meenal Narotam and was charged with criminal nuisance.
Prosecutors said that on May 27 at around 4pm, the man was approached by a popular tabloid at his workplace in central Harare and told the journalists that he was part of the syndicate that was buying human toes for ritual purposes.
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