We were warned
Mr Alifi, Hai Malakal in Upper Nile State, told the Juba Post newspaper that he heard a loud noise around midnight on 13 February and immediately rushed outside to find Mr Tombe with his goat.He was ordered to pay about $50.
"When I asked him: 'What are you doing there?', he fell off the back of the goat, so I captured and tied him up".
Mr Alifi then called elders to decide how to deal with the case.
"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," Mr Alifi told the newspaper.
He had fair warning. Bill O'Reilly, on April 13, 2005, said (in response to an attempt by a woman in jail to marry a woman on the outside):
So this is just the beginning, ladies and gentlemen, of this crazy gay marriage insanity -- is gonna lead to all kinds of things like this. Courts are gonna be clogged. Every nut in the world is gonna -- somebody's gonna come in and say, "I wanna marry the goat." You'll see it; I guarantee you'll see it.Now, Mr. Tombe didn't necessarily want to marry the goat, but in this topsy-turvy world, there it is, man and goat, joined in unholy caprimony.
Bill O'Reilly must be so proud.