“Zvigunwe” Craze Hits Zimbabwe With Claims That People Are Selling Off Their Toes For Riches
Over the past couple of months, there have been unverified claims that Harare people are now cutting off their toes and selling them for riches.
The rumours have gained so much traction and are blowing up on social media, resulting in a barrage of memes and jokes about the issue.
It is believed that foreign currency and cell phone dealers who ply their trade at the Ximex Mall area along Jason Moyo Avenue are now selling their toes for riches. Unverified screenshots flying around on WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook suggest that some sell their toes for as much as US$40,000 for the big toe, US$25,000 for the moddle toe and US$10,000 for the tiny toe.
Further allegations suggest that Ximex dealers always wear closed shoes or sandals with socks to conceal their feet with few toes. Social media users have been making jokes about the issue saying it is better to have nine toes while driving a Toyota Hilux GD6 than having both sets of toes but walking on foot.
Local publication H-Metro quoted a source who said the issue started as a joke among fellow dealers at Ximex Mall but ended up being blown out of proportion.
I can’t really deny or confirm such activity at Ximex Mall but what I gathered is that this whole issue was blown out of proportion after a few guys shared it as a joke. Yes, some of the latest cars that the dealers are driving are questionable. Imagine seeing a guy who has been struggling to buy lunch for himself now cruising in a Mercedes-Benz GL400 which costs US$200,000. You have questions.
It’s all hearsay, fun, and games till you actually see one person who sold his chigunwe for a GD6 https://t.co/gWGY2NzDnA
— Jimalo™ (@_jimalo) May 28, 2022
Could this be a real phenomenon? Check out what people are saying online about the “Zvigunwe” craze.
Hezvo,ko zvekubviswa chigunwe for GD6 ndezve chokwadi?I legit thought its a joke ini but you mean to tell me chigunwe costs that much?
GD6 loading🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/pMvRIVOQLr
— mr something (@stephenmpariwa2) May 28, 2022
Me as a police officer 💂 seeing someone with A GD6🚗
: Zvi gunwe zvakakwana here pamuviri🦶🤲 pic.twitter.com/DOo3ivZh1f
— Van dem we Zimbabwe 😎☠ (@Takundaskar) May 27, 2022
Croco Motors should just start accepting Toes as a form of payment for the GD6
It’s time we rename the Toyota GD6 to a “Toe-Truck”
This were we are now just because you wanted an easy life, A GD6, guys there is no short cut in life , pray 4 ur hustle one day zvoita, today it’s a Monday try again this week with hope 🖇️ pic.twitter.com/LjZwMnnvw4
— 🚹Champ.. 01🚹 (@Allan12525351) May 30, 2022