When Charles Tombe was raping a goat, little did he know that he was having an affair with his bride-to-be until he was caught and made to marry the animal in the Hai Malakal suburb of Juba, South Sudan.
Tombe, was made to consummate the relationship with the goat which was later named Rose, a lieu a law in his country that any man caught sleeping with a woman asides his wife must marry her to save the honour of her family.
“If a man is caught sleeping with a girl, he is ordered to marry her immediately in order to save her honour and that of her family,” Tom Rhodes, editor of the Juba Post, which first ran the story said.
“The idea was to publicly embarrass the man,” Rhodes added.
After the ceremony, the groom left with his goatie bride, hand-in-hoof, as against the usual hand-in-hand couple’s march.
The goat’s owner, identified as Mr Alifi, said he was the one who caught the man with his goat and took him to a council of elders where they ordered Tombe, to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars ($50) to Alifi.
“We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together,” Alifi said.
Narrating the incident to a local newspaper, Alifi said that he heard a loud noise around midnight of the fateful February 13 and immediately rushed outside to find Tombe with his goat.
Unfortunately, the goat died months after their wedding, but that was not before she gave birth to a male kid.
A report by BBC stated that Rose, black and white, is believed to have died after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba.
Late Rose’s ‘husband’ who many referred to as the ‘the goat man’ owns the kid.
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