- A video is gathering massive reactions online as it shows two African tribal chiefs exchanging actual gold for clothing
- What amazed people the most was how joyful the traditional rulers were while going about the informal transaction, which many consider unfair as the chiefs' own people are suffering
- Briefly News has gathered some of the most interesting reactions to the video, which people feels portrays the continent in a negative light
Two local chiefs whose exact traditional territories have not been disclosed have been captured in a viral video exchanging gold for clothing.
In the footage, which was made public by someone with the Twitter handle @B3yefuBa, the two traditional rulers were bursting with excitement, only too happy to hand over the massively valuable resource for bundles of supposedly special clothing.
After offering the foreigners long chains of gold, the men, who appear to be from the Middle East, returned the favour by adorning the chiefs in religious attire.
See the video below:
Many people have been sharing their thoughts on this.
"This is not new. People should read the history of Mansa Musah on his first pilgrimage to Mecca. Africans have been fooled and brainwashed by these religious folk for way too long. #FixTheCountryNow"
@emkay_jnr opined that:
"So ur eye open than ur parents? What have the new generation those demma eye open achieved, is it sex, tramadol, the weed-smoking or the other bad behaviours. The next generation tell u the same so my bro relax."
"If you talk dem go talk talk say naa ibi culture ..just can't think far with this direction African leaders are taking us to ..it's very sad bro."
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On the topic of amazing wealth, Briefly News brings you the list of the 15 richest people in Africa, whose combined wealth is R1 trillion. Our very own Patrice Motsepe has made the list, and he's not the only South African.
Topping the ranking is Nigeria's Aliko Dangote. Dangote has a nett worth of $13.5 billion (around R217 billion, given the current exchange rate).
Coming in at number 11 is South Africa's wn Patrice Motsepe. Motsepe is also President Cyril Ramaphosa's brother-in-law. His older sister, Dr Tshepo, has been Ramaphosa's wifesince the 90s.
These billionaires secured their bag by making investments in various industries. Briefly News compiled a list of the top 15, including their nett worth, age and the country they made their fortune in.
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