'Heart eater' cannibalism case resumes

Johannnesburg - The case of a man accused of cutting out and eating a man's heart will resume in the Athlone Magistrate's Court in Cape Town on Tuesday.

Andrew Chimboza is accused of stabbing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona to death at the Gugulethu home of a female former client of his in June.

During his unsuccessful bail application, Chimboza admitted to stabbing Manona to death in self-defence.

The State said it had eyewitnesses who saw him sitting on top of Manona, eating chopped pieces of his heart.

The investigating officer had also testified that the post mortem doctor told him the heart had been removed while Manona was still alive.

Chimboza's lawyer Tracey Dowman previously argued there was not yet a final post mortem report to corroborate the investigating officer's statement about the heart.

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