Hard times are real, and that is why it is a good thing that Jacob Zuma lost grip on the ANC presidency, it is a good thing that the new president of ANC is now Cyril Ramaphosa. However, not to divert your attention, this is a real life story of how this Zulu man from Khayelitsha ( Harare), in western Cape town sold his kidney for as little as 600k rand.
It happened in July 2015; I was thinking of a way of getting a better life, move away from the rugged life at Harare ( Khayelitsha, western Cape town), move to a better place ( e.g. Bloubergstrand), enroll in UCT ( university of Cape Town), finish a degree and possibly get working or start a business.
I was actually thinking of travelling to the United States of America ( USA), get a job and work very hard for the next two years, save money and then come back home.
In the course of thinking of what to do, I met some old long friends who just travelled back from Malaysia and we got talking on how life is generally outside the shores of South Africa. A lot was said about Asia, the USA, UK e.t.c; however, what interests me most was a suggestion by a friend who told me about the fastest and easy way to make money in Malaysia.
I made enquiry from him and he said it is about the business of selling a part of your kidney for as high as 700,000 rand. I was skeptical about the whole issue but then I thought to myself, many people are dying of kidney failure and yet they died poor, let me give it a try.
So, I made up my mind and was given the right contact. Infact, they made arrangement for my trip to Malaysia and from there, I was taken to an undisclosed hospital, I signed all necessary documents.
The doctors came, examined me and gave me a clean slate of 100% sound health status.
Now, before the operation, I was paid 75% of the agreed money and the money was transferred to my account straight from Malaysia, I confirmed that the money was there and I proceed.
I think I was injected because I woke up and realized that the operation has been carried out. My worries, myth and fear about losing one kidney was dismissed, medications to keep me living ( to heal up) was given and the remaining balance was paid.
However, the painful aspect of it was that 5% of the money was paid to the agents and third parties, so instead of the initial 700k, I ended up collecting 600k rand.
I came back to South Africa on November 13th, 2015 and started living my life. To be honest with you, I am living my normal life, got enrolled in UCT and currently running my degree programme in ICT.
He sent us his story and we feel compelled to publish it. We are not here to campaign for such acts, but we were initially curious on his story. So, we decided to see him in person.
For his privacy, we would not be showing his face, but as can be seen in the pictures below, you can see the scar where the operation was performed. This further made us believe his story.
However, the bottom line is that no matter the situation you are facing or passing through at the moment, do not sell any part of your body to make money. At rsadaily, we believe he is a lucky guy to still be alive up to this moment.
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