Thursday, May 08, 2008

Charles Tombe, the Sudanese man who married a goat, is now a widower!!!

Rose, the goat that found international celebrity last year after being forced into marriage with a Sudanese man, has died after accidentally swallowing a plastic bag.

The town of Juba in southern Sudan, if not exactly in mourning, at least has the satisfaction of having had the world in stitches, having been the source of one of the internet’s best-read news items.

It is a story that began in February last year when the BBC Monitoring Service reported that a Mr Alifi had been startled by a noise in the middle of the night. Leaving the safety of his wattle hut, Mr Alifi went outside to find a stranger engaged in indecorous behaviour with his goat.

“When I asked him, ‘What are you doing there?’, he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up.” The intruder, Charles Tombe, was hauled before a council of elders. He told them that he was drunk at the time he took a fancy to Rose, and was ordered to pay Mr Alifi a “dowry” of 15,000 Sundanese dinars – about £25 – as he was considered to have used the goat “as his wife”. More...

See also: The cop and the fellating cow...
And this: What the f... marriages...

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