Cannibalism suspect arrested

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Johannesburg - Police have arrested a fugitive from Lesotho who had escaped from a prison where he was awaiting trial after allegedly confessing to cannibalism and two murders in 2012.

Police said Friday that the 27-year-old suspect, Makhele Lehlohonolo Joseph Scott, was living on a church's premises in Amaoti, KwaZulu-Natal, and played in the church band.

He was arrested there on 7 April.

Police say Scott was first arrested in Lesotho after two people, including a 13-year-old boy, went missing.

They say Scott pointed out a shallow grave where a torso and thigh were found, and also led police to a primary school where a head and other body parts were found in a toilet pit.

- AP
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