Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Officer confirms Chimboza ate victim’s heart

Andrew Chimboza has pleaded guilty to killing Mbuyiselo Manona in Gugulethu last year. CAPE TOWN – The arresting officer in the Andrew Chimboza murder trial has confirmed that the accused used a knife and fork to eat the deceased's heart.

On Monday Zimbabwean national Chimboza pleaded guilty to stabbing Mbuyiselo Manona to death in Gugulethu last year.
Andrew Chimboza appears in the Western Cape High Court on 3 February 2015. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.
Mitigation and aggravation of sentence is currently underway in the Western Cape High Court in the case of the man dubbed the cannibal killer. Chimboza could be seen fidgeting with a nervous look on his face as investigating officer Mlungisi Landule gave details of the gruesome crime scene.

Landule was the first police officer to arrive at the Gugulethu house on 10 June 2014.

Testifying in aggravation of sentence, Landule said upon entering one of the bedrooms, Chimboza was eating what appeared to be raw meat while a bloodied knife and fork were on the floor next to him.

He told the court Manona's body was in the same room.

It appeared as if he had cuts to the side of his head and on his chest.

In his plea explanation, Chimboza says he killed Manona after the man attacked him in a jealous rage, accusing him of sleeping with his girlfriend.

(Edited by Tamsin Wort)
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