Man who ate heart denied bail over 'savage act'

By admin
14 July 2014

A Zimbabwean man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart was denied bail by the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Monday.

"There are few things these days that really shock people due to horror movies. For something to induce a sense of shock, it must be really graphic and unexpected, savage-like," magistrate Elizabeth Ellis told 35-year-old Andrew Chimboza.

"And if I look at what you have done, sir, what you have done is a savage act."

Ellis said that although she would leave the merits of the case to the trial court, she was convinced that the State had a prima facie case against the accused.

The case was likely to be heard by a regional court or the Western Cape High Court.