A 60-YEAR-OLD man from Zaka who was allegedly caught having sex with a goat had to run for dear life when enraged villagers tried to mete instant justice on him.
Romic Tafireyi of Mauto Village under Chief Nhema fled half naked leaving the animal tied to a tree. Acting Masvingo police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dehwa said the incident occurred on Saturday at around 10.30AM.
“I have received a report involving a Zaka man who was caught having sex with a goat. The old man fled from the scene but he has since been arrested and is assisting police with investigations. He will appear in court soon facing charges of bestiality,” said Asst Insp Dehwa.
According to a villager, Mr Steven Chinyukwi (58), Tafireyi is alleged to have a penchant for being intimate with livestock.
“On Saturday at around 10:30am, Tafireyi who is alleged to have a long history of bestiality in the village was seen loitering suspiciously in the bush some distance from Mauto Village,” said Mr Chinyukwi.
“I went with four villagers. We saw him tying the goat to a tree before mounting the animal. We moved closer to investigate and found Tafireyi having sex with the animal. He quickly fled the scene into a thicket while pulling up his lowered pair of trousers,” said Mr Chinyukwi.
He said angry villagers launched a search.
“Tafireyi was spotted hiding behind a tree some hours after the incident. We effected a citizen’s arrest. He is lucky there were elders who stopped villagers from assaulting him,” said Mr Chinyukwi. chronicle