A Harare man who claimed to be an agent of people who allegedly buy human toes has appeared in court to answer to criminal nuisance charges.
The charges against David Kaseke, of Mufakose, Harare, emanate from an interview he had with H-Metro in which he claimed he was an agent of human toes buyers.
Kaseke, a cellphone dealer at Ximex Mall in Harare CBD, claimed that human toes are being bought for between US$25 000 and US$75 000.
He was not asked to plead when he appeared before Harare magistrate Minel Narotam.
Kaseke was released on $8 000 bail and remanded to 10 June.
Allegations are that on 27 May 2022, Kaseke, who is a self-employed cellphone dealer, was approached by an H-Metro photographer who was investigating claims that there were people engaged in selling “toes.”
The court heard that Kaseke told the photographer that he was an agent for the “toe buyers” and was charging a US$200 agent fee.
Kaseke is also alleged to have said that the small toe was being bought between US$25 000 to US$30 000 while the big toe was being bought for US$75 000.
However, in later interviews, Kaseke retracted his earlier assertion and said he was drunk and joking.
The State alleges Kaseke acted unlawfully.