EASY money, weird instructions!
There is a woman from Bulawayo's Magwegwe North suburb offering thousands of dollars for old Zimbabwe $5 coins and panic has reportedly gripped the suburb following deaths of two men who failed to follow the woman's "weird" instructions.
It is reported that one has to leave his $5 coins and return to collect thousands of United States dollars after two weeks.
Surprisingly, after a fortnight, one does not get money, but will be given foil paper which they will be instructed not to unfold for a period of seven days.
It has turned out that two men said to be from Luveve, who had submitted their $5 coins, died after they unfolded the foil paper before the prescribed time.
A woman only identified as Mutsago doing $5 collection said: "You bring your $5 coin and return after two weeks to collect your money. There is someone who then takes the money to Harare, which is the reason why it takes two weeks. It will be further taken somewhere. Just bring the coin and try your luck."
The woman also confirmed the deaths saying: "All you have to do is follow instructions which come with the money. The woman, who introduced me to this thing, is the one who told me about the deaths of two men from Luveve. I do not know where they stay. She just warned me saying in this business, one has to follow instructions all the time to be safe," she said.
Mutsago refused to give contact numbers of her boss saying she was a busy person.
The issue of old coins has become the talk of the suburb and some residents are of the view that it is all about juju.
Mutsago's neighbour, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said: "A number of people brought their $5 coins, but no one has received the money and they have waited for more than three weeks.
"This could be satanism, we understand that there are weird instructions and if you do not follow them you die."