South Africans were confused by an advertisement by a man who sells rats that had the power of enriching their owners.
Recently, a photo was posted on social media which showed an unusual advertisement in a newspaper.
Briefly.co.za saw a man, who goes by Professor Gaddafi, advertised rats for R150 each. According to him, the rats bring their owners R400 000.
The advert read:
"Amagundwane. Spiritual rats to bring over R400 000 every day to your room. Cost: R150 only, free delivery."
A traditional healer, Godfrey Nxumalo, said that the spiritual rats are in fact legitimate but they can't have serious side effects if used incorrectly.
Godfrey Nxumalo commented: "Well it works but also has repercussions... I'd not advise anyone to engage in such acts. Should one thing go wrong or a ritual is skipped for those spiritual rats, one's bound to lose everything that they've worked for and it becomes difficult to recover from the losses... you basically remain poor for a very long time to come."
Other social media users were quick to give their two cents' worth on the advertisement.
Mike Mzee Michaels commented: "Bring it on, I need 10 of them, take one as my upfront payment, and keep the change."
Yolanda Nkomo added: "This doesn't make sense why sell it for R150 then the buyer gets R400 000 its better to keep those rats to yourself and become rich."
Malibongwe M James Ndlovu said: "Why can't he enrich himself and leave the people to enjoy their R150's in peace."
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