Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges — BBCI

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges — BBCI

Men in South Africa court on cannibalism charges — BBCI

When policemen questioned him‚ the man produced part of a human leg and a hand.

Councillor Majola feared there could be MORE bodies. In 2003 a man was arrested after police discovered a cooking pot full of body parts near his home in Esikhawini, Richards Bay. "That means there is much more to this". A fourth suspect faces charges of possessing human flesh and tissues.

Three people, including a traditional healer, were arrested and have been charged with rape, murder and possession of human tissue.

"The three suspects are alleged to have murdered a woman and then cut her body up".

"Human remains were found at one crime scene in Estcourt and another crime scene at Amangwe".

It is understood that investigations led police to a house in nearby Rensburgdrift, where more human remains were found.

A second suspect was arrested in Estcourt and a third suspect - thought to be a nyanga (medicine man) - was arrested in the Amangwe area.

"Three of the suspects face charges of murder and charges relating to the possession of human organs and tissue", police spokeswoman Captain Charmaine Struwig said.

"It's very rare and unusual to get a case where people are actually eating human body parts - animal bites are often mistaken for human bites".

Mbhele says the suspects are alleged to have "raped, killed and cut up the body of a woman, which they then consumed".

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