Human-like calf born: Govt acts

A COW believed to have been raped by an unknown man gave birth to calf with human being features last weekend.
The seemingly abused cow gave birth to a calf with a strange head, and male and female sex organs. Now the South African government wants to test the calf to see if ita��s half human!

The Mlangeni homestead is being flooded by curious residents who want to see the creature born to a cow named Nyamazane.

Sebenzile Mlangeni (60), from Emazizini Village, outside Bergville in north-western KZN, said the cow gave birth on Sunday.

a�?At about 12pm I saw cow legs coming out of Nyamazane, but I realised she was in pain and it was taking longer than normal for the birth process to finish,a�? Sebenzile said.

a�?After a while I called my kids to come help. After pulling the dead calf out we got the shock of our lives when we saw that the head looked like a humana��s. Some residents have said that the cow may have been sexually abused in the veld where she grazes. We do not know whether to bury it like a human baby or maybe send it to doctors to assess it,a�? said Sebenzile.

News of the strange birth spread fast. The news crew saw people arriving at the homestead in taxis on Monday.

The news shocked Ukhahlamba mayor Thulani Sibeko, who sent a ward councillor and induna to find out how true the rumour was.

a�?When the family sent me the picture I thought it was photoshopped,a�? Sibeko said.

Induna Mfana Malinga and ward councillor Vusi Hlatshwayo said they were shocked by what they found.

a�?Ia��m 80 years old but I have never heard of this before. This is a first in this area. We only know an old isiZulu saying: inkomo ingazala umuntu, but this is shocking,a�? Induna Malinga said.

Head of the department of agriculture in Bergville, Zama Nkosi said he had sent his officials to talk to the family so they can give the calf to the department.

a�?We want to have it checked at a lab to see if ita��s blood and flesh have human connections,a�? Nkosi said.

The Malingas said that they are scared to slaughter Nyamazane for meat or a ceremony.

a�?We see her as a human, because she gave birth to a human,a�? Sebenzile said. a�?How can we eat her meat?a�? a�� Daily Sun