A man who was caught in bed with his neighbour’s pregnant goat is facing jail after he was found guilty of bestiality.
Feselani Mcube, 33, spent the night with the animal after it disappeared from its pen in Winterveldt, South Africa.
The goat’s horrified owner, Knowledge Khumalo, said he had heard the animal making ‘strange noises’ and thought it was about to give birth.
But when he examined the animal and found it was unwell a neighbour told him they had found the goat in Mcube’s bed.
The owner admitted he was horrified to find the goat in a visibly dreadful state after her vile ordeal.
‘I felt I should have done something to protect her,’ said Mr Khumalo.
The goat is recovering after receiving medical treatment from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals while Mcube will be sentenced later this month.
Animal welfare inspector Mishack Matlou confessed it was the ‘highest form of animal cruelty’ he had seen.
‘As the SPCA, we want to call on the judiciary to take tough action against cases of cruelty against animals,’ he said.
Mr Khumalo said he had heard the animal making ‘strange noises’ around eight at night on August 9 before finding her missing the next morning.
He said: ‘I did not take it seriously.I thought maybe it was about to give birth since it was pregnant.
‘I went around the community looking without any success Later, when I returned home, I found the goat was back. However, it looked unwell.’
Mr Khumalo said that as he examined the animal a man approached and asked if he was the owner.
‘He then told me that he had been at Mcube’s shack that morning and had found the goat in his bed,’ he said.
Locals swooped on Mcube and confronted him about the sickening sex attack.
‘Initially he denied raping the goat, but later he confided that he raped her because he found her at his shack,’ said Mr Khumalo.
Mcube was later arrested and held on a bestiality charge, said police Captain Samuel Sebola.
Bricklayer Mcube will be sentenced on November 20 after he was found guilty of the crime at Ga-Rankuwa magistrates court.