'I'm exhausted of eating human flesh': South African cops probe 'cannibalism' conspiracy

'I'm exhausted of eating human flesh': South African cops probe 'cannibalism' conspiracy

As investigation into the rare case gathered pace, cops discovered a house where they had stocked human remains.

4 South African men, including an ANC Ward Councilor who appeared at the Estcourt Magistrate's Court Monday, are now facing cannibalism charges after one of them reportedly walked into a police station, to confess he's "tired" of eating human flesh.

He was apparently found in possession of human body parts.

Keep an eye out for an update when police release an official statement.

The man allegedly then led police to three other suspects, one of whom was thought to be a witch doctor.

At a community meeting following the arrests, hundreds of local residents allegedly confessed to eating human flesh purchased from one of the accused, reports News 24.

The group was arrested on Friday after one of the suspects handed himself over to police at Estcourt SAPS.

'It was buried under big rocks and we had to call a machine to remove the rocks, ' he told News24.

'Allegations are that some consumed some of her flesh while some of her body parts were shared with the fourth suspect in Amangwe.

'That means there is much more to this'.

In this case, three men believed to be in their early 30s formed a gang that specialized in eating human flesh. "The charges they face at the moment are murder and conspiracy to commit murder", she said.

'At this time only one person is suspected of having been killed and her identity is as yet unknown'.

Majola alleged that the matter was not just limited to Estcourt and that the nyanga had links across the Uthukela area. So-called muti killings have occurred in various countries, where people are murdered and their body parts used in purported medicines by witch doctors.

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



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