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Countries are going through tough times, a reason why governing bodies need to find a way to create jobs. Unfortunately, the Zimbabwe government appears to be falling short of that goal and such has forced some citizens to resort to drastic steps.

This includes allegedly cutting off their toes and selling them for thousands of dollars.

Social media posts show that some people sell their toes that are priced variably. Larger toes are reportedly priced higher, purchased for around $40,000. Smaller ones are bought at half the price of $20,000.

Aside from that, the toes can also be allegedly exchanged for big luxury cars over in Zimbabwe.

But resorting to such has its consequences. Reports are claiming that some have ended up struggling to walk after selling off their toes, particularly over at the Ximex Mall in the capital.

This was confirmed by journalist Barry Roux. He even shared the video of a man struggling to walk while showing off the luxury car he got in exchange for his body part.

"In Zimbabwe, people have started selling their toes for thousands of dollars or for big cars. This is due to the high cost of living and failure for the government to create jobs. The toes are being bought at $40,000 dollars while the smaller ones at $20,000 dollars," the scribe wrote.

There was also another video showing a man being given a car key to an elderly man whose toe was about to be severed in exchange for a car. In the post, he left a comment saying that he was recovering after selling off his toe.

A 17-year-old schoolgirl reportedly killed herself after her parents were unable to pay a school fee amounting to US$9 (7,000 Indian Rupees) in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India on Tuesday, May 3. This is a representational image. Photo by Viacheslav Bublyk on Unsplash

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