A 30-YEAR-OLD woman, Sukoluhle Mwangonda from Mlibizi village in Hwange, burst into tears as she confessed to her father after being a�?haunted by his special goata�? which she had stolen.
For seven years Sukoluhlea��s father, Nkosilathi Mwangonda thought his special goat had been stolen by unknown thieves.
Sukoluhle finally confessed to eating her fathera��s special goat and lying that it had been stolen when her father was away attending a funeral.
a�?I was pregnant in 2007 and I was craving for meat. I had no money and this goat was up and about in the yard so I grabbed it, and cooked it for supper. Before I sold some of the meat to our neighbour.
a�?That is why I lied to my father. I told him his special goat was stolen during the night when he was away attending another villagera��s funeral wake. Since then my father has been very worried and ill. He always asked me what happened to the goat but I kept lying to him.a�?
Sukoluhle whose life has since become miserable after eating the goat said the goat was haunting her.
a�?Since eating the goat I have become an alcoholic. I fight with my boyfriend every weekend and once I was arrested for shoplifting. People dona��t want me near them because they think I am a thief and my three-year-old son suffers as well.
a�?My guilty conscience tells me it is because of my fathera��s goat,a�? she said.
The goat was not only special to her father; it was reportedly a well-known and special goat to the entire community.
Nkosilathi (71) is a famous traditional healer in Mlibizi area, and says the goat was his gift from the ancestors.
a�?The goat was a gift from the ancestors, it hurts me to know that Sukoluhle helped herself with my goat,a�? her father was quoted as having said to other villagers.
Sources said he said he would forgive his daughter if she buys another goat to replace the one she killed. buying viagra.