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Cannibalism case back in court

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The bail application of a Zimbabwean man who admitted in his statement to the police to tearing out the heart of his client’s lover and eating it, continues in the Athlone Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

Andrew Chimboza, 35, testified on Wednesday that he killed Mbuyiselo Manona, 62, in self-defence at his client’s home in Gugulethu last month.
Chimboza, who runs a window-tinting business, said he visited a female client in Gugulethu at night to check her windows.

When he arrived at his client’s house, he was met by Chimboza, whom he described as broad, strong, and taller than him. He said he got into a fight with Manona after his female client left to buy alcohol on June 10.

Prosecutor Quawnita Geyer read back a portion of his statement during cross-examination.

“In your warning statement you say… ‘I sit up on him and stabbed him on the chest, tore out his heart and took a knife and then sliced his heart and then I ate his heart’ [sic],” Geyer said.

Chimboza has been charged with stabbing Manona to death. He asked the court to grant him bail, saying he was a well-liked businessman and had to look after his sick partner in hospital.

He suffered from tuberculosis and needed to continue taking medication.
Chimboza moved from Zimbabwe to Cape Town in 2009. SAPA


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