In a bizarre case of overloading, two policemen in northern KwaZulu-Natal impounded a blue Fiat Uno on Thursday that was being used to transport two cows and two goats.
Police spokesperson Captain Jabulani Mdletshe said two off-duty policemen were informed by residents of the Phelindaba area near Emanguzi that they had seen a man loading a cow into the small vehicle.
By the time the two officers arrived, the driver had loaded his vehicle and attempted to speed away. Realising that he was not losing the police, he stopped his car and fled into the bushes.
The police officers discovered that the Fiat Uno had not one unwilling passenger, but four — two cows and two goats.
The animals were later handed over to the Hluhluwe stock-theft unit.
Police were investigating. — Sapa