The bizarre incident in which a goat gave birth to a kid with human features in Zhombe, Midlands Province, has taken a new twist.
The incident, which took place in April, left villagers in Mancitshana Village shell-shocked and area leader Chief Gwesela had promised to leave no stone unturned in ridding his area of what he called plain witchcraft.
The goat’s kid had a human head and other human features. It remains unclear what happened to the kid, but the suspects have since been taken to witchdoctors and traditional leaders, Chief Gwesela has said.
Speaking in an interview with ZBC Radio Zimbabwe on Monday 25 July 2022, Chief Gwesela said the culprits had been identified and they will be handed down the punishment they deserve very soon.
“That is clearly witchcraft and I do not tolerate that in my land, hence the punishments are coming soon,” Chief Gwesela said in a radio interview monitored by HourlyHits.
“We consulted witchdoctors and other local leaders and the culprits have been identified. Some of them had travelled to far-away places, so we could not punish them immediately. We are waiting for their return.
“It is very embarrassing because these are elderly people and the community held them in high esteem, until this very sad incident.”
Chief Gwesela added that he intended to invite witchdoctors and other traditional leaders in the pursuit of cleansing the area.
Locals say the goat belong to one Khumalo of Mzondeki village in St Andrews area.
Chief Gwesela had previously said, “I visited the homestead and saw it myself, my people are also taken aback by such an incident.
“The goat has both human female and male private parts, the face also resembles a human face.”
It remains unclear how the community dealt with the goat. It is said Mrs Khumalo lives with minor grandkids and her husband is in Bulawayo but has been summoned for the Chief’s ruling.
It also remaims not clear whether the kid died at birth or was put down by humans.
This is not the first time that Chief Gwesela’s Zhombe has been hogging the limelight for bizarre happenings.
Last year, a woman from the area freaked villagers after she gave birth to babies with severe abnormalities.
According to sources, this happened after the woman had been involved in a fierce altercation with another villager who threatened her, saying: “Uchawona hako (You shall see)”.
Located between Kwekwe and Gokwe, Zhombe has had its fair share of mysterious happenings.