‘Heart-eater’ case back in court

2015-02-23 06:22
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Cape Town - The case of a Zimbabwean man who ate the heart of a man he killed is expected to continue in the High Court in Cape Town on Monday.

Last week, police psychologist Major Hayden Knibbs, suggested to the court that Andrew Chimboza, 35, was a high risk to society and had little chance of rehabilitation.

Knibbs presented a report to the court to help it impose an appropriate sentence.

He testified that during an interview, Chimboza showed a lack of remorse for killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona last year, and placed the responsibility on Manona's lover, who was Chimboza's former client.

Chimboza, who moved to Cape Town from Zimbabwe six years ago and ran a window-tinting business, has pleaded guilty to the killing as part of a plea agreement.

He stated in his plea explanation that he stabbed Manona to death at the home of a former client last June, after a disagreement. He alleged Manona attacked him with a knife. He retaliated by kicking him in the groin, stabbing him in the neck with a fork and then repeatedly stabbing him in the neck, chest, and abdomen with a knife. A police officer found him eating Manona's heart.

Manona had apparently accused Chimboza of having sex with his partner -a woman with whom the Zimbabwean had apparently also had a previous relationship.

Previously, psychiatric professor Tuviah Zabow said that in his assessment of Chimboza, he did not conceive of the killer as mentally ill, nor did he have any major psychotic disorders.

He suggested a more in-depth psychiatric assessment was needed to determine the possibility of rehabilitation.

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