A MAN who was allegedly caught red-handed poking a goat has asked for forgiveness.
The 24-year-old from Buyisonto Village appeared before the induna’s council in Saselani Village outside Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga, yesterday.
He didn’t deny rap_ing the goat and asked for forgiveness.
“I want the owner to forgive me for what I did to his goat. My parents have already paid damages, so I will not commit a similar offence again,” he said.
Goat owner Pastor James Mzimba (48) said his goats died mysteriously last year.
“I was worried. When I asked God to show me the thugs, I heard my goats crying in the middle of the night. I rushed to the kraal and caught the accused red-handed, but he fled, leaving his T-shirt behind.
“He soon came back and I caught him. He asked for forgiveness. So far, I lost almost 10 goats,” said James.
Village induna Noel Sithole said the matter was serious and he was glad the complainant wanted it to be addressed in a traditional way.
“We strongly condemn the accused’s actions,” said Sithole.