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Govt Dismisses Toes-for-sale Social Media Rumours As A Hoax

Govt Dismisses Toes-for-sale Social Media Rumours As A Hoax

Deputy Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Kindness Paradza, said the Government has established that there is no truth to social media claims that people are selling their toes to ritualists.

Last week, Paradza visited Ximex Mall in central Harare following reports that some dealers were acting as middlemen for ritualists who were allegedly buying toes for thousands of US dollars.

A dealer who had previously claimed that trade in toes has been going on “for a long time” later retracted his earlier assertion, saying he was drunk and was only joking.

Speaking to ZBC News, Paradza warned members of the public against spreading falsehoods on social media as this tarnishes the country’s image. He said:

As Government, we made some investigations into this issue and we assessed the status of the matter.

There is nothing like that, it’s the act of social media peddlers who are trying to tarnish our country.

They are also tarnishing the image of our citizens, who are working hard to earn a living, assuming that they are trading their toes to prosper.

Vari kunzi vakaromba ivo vachiita basa riri smart and very clean, risina kana dambudziko.

I talked to these young entrepreneurs, they are selling their gadgets without any problem.

Zvigunwe zvavo zvese vanazvo, hapana asina zvigunwe zvakwakana zviri five.

Such an issue is being circulated on social media and we want to warn people, that it is a crime to peddle falsehoods on social media.

It tarnishes the image of the country, we will arrest them and they will be arrested.

More: H-Metro

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Mwakusha 3 weeks ago

Did he expect to find someone performing the rituals pachena

Tkt 3 weeks ago

Haaa mdara paradza maku nyudza dhiri raJahman vepaXimex vaya haaaa ma1

Zuze 3 weeks ago

Nhai Kindness Paradza, tione zvigunwe zvako zvakakwana here

Joe Brownn 3 weeks ago

Saka akafambira izvozvo ku Ximex Mall akaona kut vanhu vese vane zvigunwe, shame. Kana aine simba fut ngaende kunoona Mnangagwa kut sei akutadza kugadzirisa economy which has suffered for quite a long time without any solution.

Zzy 3 weeks ago

Haa vakomana ini ndandatofana kudimbura zvangu 3 kuti ndigouyavo nazvo kuzotengesa saka ndozviisepi manje apa ndatova chiremaka. Musatambe muchidaro vakomana

SWAT 3 weeks ago


Mmm 3 weeks ago

Laughing is no joking matter for living life is a crime.


605... 3 weeks ago

why there is no freedom of speech

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