A new breed of desperate single women in Zimbabwe have found a new way to hook their prospective husbands.
Some women are buying positive pregnancy tests, a trend that is gaining popularity and seems common among women in their late 20s to mid-30s.
Admire Chivanga sells pregnancy positive test after seeing the practice in South Africa in 2014, which is apparently a very lucrative business. According to Chivanga, South African women use the tactic on foreign men.
He realised that he had no competition in Zimbabwe as no one else was providing the service at the time. He charges between $10 and $30 for a single pregnancy test.
“When I got here I realised that many of my sisters were going the traditional route of using herbs and potions to lure men so I decided to sell these tests. Most of the women prefer the plastic tests as opposed to the strips because they claim the more expensive the test, the more believable it is to the guy,” Chivanga toldmyzimbabwe.co.zw.
Chivanga said most of his clients say they have been successful in getting married after the lie.
Those who do not succeed in trapping their man fake a miscarriage due to “stress” or “abort”.