It's the nature of the beast to harbour irrational fears of them

If you've ever read 'Animal Farm', you're likely wary of animals too

04 October 2020 - 00:02 By ndumiso ngcobo

Apparently there's been a whopping 56.4% spike in the goat population of KwaZulu-Natal since March, when Covid-19 restrictions meant Zulu people could no longer go on their weekly goat-killing sprees.

"Data bundles" the Zulu people call goats, because the soul of a departed goat is supposed to help them connect with dead people from the other side when the Hawks come knocking, seeking answers about an irregular R36m tender to provide the people with those chin warmers masquerading as face masks...

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