Manna From Heaven As Residents Scramble For Chickens Found Wondering In Bush
Following the mysterious appearance of chickens alongside the Nandoni Dam, situated next to the Dididi Bridge, residents of Dididi outside Thohoyandou were in high spirits last week as they scrambled to catch them.
It was reported that on Monday, 12 April, residents woke up to hundreds of chickens wandering around in the nearby bushes.
No one knew where they had come from, but before long, young and old were seen scrambling around to collect as many chickens as they were able to catch.
Community leader Phanuel Mathebula of the local civic association confirmed the incident.
Limpopo Mirror reports that how the chickens got there remains unclear, but on Thursday, 15 April, some 100 more were spotted in the same area again.
“We are very concerned about this windfall as we do not have any knowledge as to who dumped them here. What if these chickens are infected and our people get sick or even die after eating them?” Mathebula asked.
He added that for someone to buy chicks and feed them to the stage of selling and then just dump them in the bushes was most surprising.
An anonymous villager said the chicken offering felt like a blessing in disguise as meat is a luxury most of the residents cannot afford.
She said when she heard that there were chickens in the bush, she dashed there with her children and they managed to get 15 of them.
The local traditional leader, Chief Lyboen Azwitamisi Mbubana, said the local community was still in disbelief over this strange occurrence adding that the community should not consume these chickens since they are not sure of their source and whether they are safe for consumptions.