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Man who 'cut out victim's heart and ate it' faces sentencing

Witnesses at the scene said Andrew Chimboza had flesh in his teeth and dry blood on his mouth


A Zimbabwean man who cut out another man's heart and ate it with a knife and fork faces sentencing in South Africa.

Andrew Chimboza, 35, pleaded guilty to stabbing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona to death on 10 June 2014 in Gugulethu, the same township in which Anni Dewani was killed in November 2010.

Chimboza, who ran a window-tinting business, claimed Manona had attacked him in a jealous rage after he called on the victim's girlfriend's house to check on some work he had done.

Chimboza retaliated by slitting his throat and stabbing him multiple times. He said he had chopped out the victim's heart because it was "full of hatred and jealousy", but said he did not know why he had eaten it.

"I was so shocked at what the deceased had accused me of I let him hit me but that then made me angry – so I kicked him between the legs, grabbed a fork and stabbed him," Chimboza said.

"I do not know why I ate it and I accept my actions were wrong and exceeded