Feeds

Sudanese goat wife pops her hooves

Tragic death ends marriage made at the point of a shotgun

Top three mobile application threats

The caprine wife of a Sudanese goat molester has died suddenly after more than a year of marriage, the BBC reports.

Mrs Tombe, née Rose, got hitched in a shotgun wedding ceremony after her future husband was caught indulging in pre-marital sexual relations with the animal. Her owner, Mr Alifi, "described how he heard a noise outside his house and rushed out to find one Mr Tombe going at his hammer-and-tongs with the unfortunate beast", as we reported at the time. He recounted: "When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?' he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up."

Alifi consulted local elders in the southern city of Juba, who duly returned their verdict. Alifi explained: "They said I should not take him to the police, but rather let him pay a dowry for my goat because he used it as his wife." Charles Tombe had to stump up a 40 quid for Rose, but was later reported happily settled with his missus. Alifi concluded: "We have given him the goat, and as far as we know they are still together."

Sadly, it appears this wedded bliss didn't last. Rose reportedly died "after choking on a plastic bag she swallowed as she was eating scraps on the streets of Juba". She leaves one kid, a 100 per cent goat male, suggesting infidelity may have played a part in her ejection from the marital home. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise
Not exactly attractive to the Israeli tourist demographic
Oz bank in comedy Heartbleed blog FAIL
Bank: 'We are now safely patched.' Customers: 'You were using OpenSSL?'
Happy 40th Playmobil: Reg looks back at small, rude world of our favourite tiny toys
Little men straddle LOHAN, attend tiny G20 Summit... ah, sweet memories...
Forget the beach 'n' boardwalk, check out the Santa Cruz STEVE JOBS FOUNTAIN
Reg reader snaps shot of touching tribute to Apple icon
Lego is the TOOL OF SATAN, thunders Polish priest
New minifigs like Monster Fighters are turning kids to the dark side
Dark SITH LORD 'Darth Vader' joins battle to rule, er, Ukraine
Only I can 'make an empire out of a republic' intones presidential candidate
Chinese company counters pollution by importing fresh air
Citizens line up for bags of that sweet, sweet mountain air
Google asks April Fools: Want a job? Be our 'Pokemon Master'
Mountain View is prankin' like it's 1999...
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.