A Zimbabwean man living in South Africa has become an instant internet sensation after his used coffin sale advert went viral on Facebook.
The Port Elizabeth based, Stanley Kanenungo, jokingly advertised a coffin on the PE Second-hand Goods Facebook page and little did he know that his joke would turn into genuine enquiries from interested buyers.
“Still in good condition only been used by one owner. Been under for just a year I have decided to go a different direction dead serious buyers only no time wasters‚” the advert reads on Facebook.
Since he posted it on Thursday‚ he has received over 100 messages daily from potential buyers, marketing agencies, some creepy callers and complimentary calls from those who got the joke.
“There were people who were serious about it. And others who knew that it was a joke. I received a lot of queries from people who wanted to buy the coffin. People were asking what happened to the first person that was in the coffin‚” said Kanenungo‚ who is shocked at the level of attention the post has received.
Potential suppliers also want to meet the man
The R2‚500 coffin gained the attention of many as the advert has been shared more than 2‚500 times on Facebook.
Kanenungo told people he had “upgraded” the coffin and the original inhabitant was long gone.
“I am a very funny person. I love laughing and I enjoy making people laugh‚” he said. “Sometimes people can be so serious‚ and I wanted to add some comedy in their lives.”