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Mt Frere man shot by police while eating flesh from girl he had murdered

Sep 11, 2017
Mt Frere man shot by police while eating flesh from girl he had murdered

A man believed to be around 23 years old is currently under police guard in a Mt Frere hospital after he was shot by police in a mysterious case of cannibalism that took place over the weekend.

“On Saturday, at 13.30, in Mt Frere CBD a young man of about 23-years-old took a girl by force from the main street to his home near the Engen Garage,” described police spokesperson, Captain Edith Mjoko.

“He killed her with a knife by cutting her throat.

"When the mother of the suspect saw what was happening, she rushed and called the police to the scene. When they arrived, the suspect was eating the flesh of the deceased.”

Captain Mjoko said that police members ordered him to stop and hand himself over.

"He went berserk and stormed at them with the knife. Several warning shots were fired to deter him but in vain.

"He was shot and and taken to hospital where he is under police guard,” she added.

Captain Mjoko said that the Independent Police Investigate Directorate (IPID) was informed of the shooting incident, while police investigate a case of murder.