Adelaide Moyo Chronicle Reporter
AN Inyathi man who was caught having sex with a donkey and justfied his action by saying he did not have a girlfriend to bed has been sentenced to 12 months in prison.
Bhekimpilo Ngwenya, 20, of Sikhuni Village was convicted on his own plea of guilty to bestiality.
Bulawayo magistrate Stephen Ndlovu on circuit at Inyathi court sentenced Ngwenya to 12 months in prison.
Four months of the sentence were suspended for five years on condition he does not commit a similar offence within that period.
The magistrate said Ngwenya degraded himself and his family by having sex with a donkey.
“What you did is unimaginable. You’re a disgrace to your family and the whole community and such behaviour makes you deserve to be in solitary confinement,” said Ndlovu.
When asked why he committed the offence, Ngwenya told the court that he had no girlfriend and that pushed him to have sex with the animal.
“I resorted to having sexual intercourse with the donkey to quench my sexual appetite because I don’t have a girlfriend. I’ve proposed love to several women but I always get rejected,” said Ngwenya.
Prosecuting, Lungisani Dube, told the court that on September 26, Ngwenya found a female donkey grazing in a field.
“The accused who was alone found a female donkey in the fields. He tied a rope around its neck before tying it to a nearby Mopani tree and mounted it,” the prosecutor said.
“A 14-year-old boy who was passing-by noticed that somebody was making some movements on a stationary donkey and went closer to investigate only to discover it was Ngwenya having sex with the animal.
“The accused ran away after realising that the boy had seen him. He went into hiding and villagers reported the case at Inyathi Police Station leading to his arrest,” Dube said.