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The “Cape Cannibal” is not the only man-eater (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

By Matthew Collins - Feb 4, 2015
The “Cape Cannibal” is not the only man-eater (GRAPHIC CONTENT)

In the wake of Andrew Chimboza recently pleading guilty to the murder of a man, and the arresting officer testifying to the allegation that he proceeded to cut out and eat the man’s heart, a bombardment of cold shivers have run up many spines in South Africa.

Cannibalism is considered to be an absolute taboo in just about every society in the world. However, that is not to say that it is non-existent.

South Africa is not the only country with cannibals making headlines, as shall be briefly seen...

Albert Fish

Mr. Albert Fish was an American serial killer, child rapist and cannibal, with the latter label being accompanied with his execution in 1936 after he was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder and consumption of a young girl, namely Grace Budd.

He allegedly sent a shocking letter to Grace’s mother; a letter which detailed the sickening things that he did to her daughter before consuming her.

Fish earned the nickname “the Boogeyman” and could very well be the inspiration behind the fictional character, Hannibal Lecter.

Robert Maudsley

This Englishman was responsible for multiple murders, particularly inmates in prison. He was considered so dangerous that he would eventually be sent into solitary confinement.

He went on to pick up the nickname “Hannibal the Cannibal” in the wake of a case, in 1977, whereby he killed an inmate, proceeded to cut off the top of his head and plunge a spoon into his brain.

An official would later find the deceased man with a spoon protruding from his skull, and a piece of his brain missing.

However, many have claimed that the allegations of actual consumption were untrue.

Armin Meiwes

At the turn of the Millennium (2001), the German gentleman, Armin Meiwes, killed, cut up and stored his victim’s body away, before consuming much of it over a period of time.

This was in light of the fact that Mr. Meiwes had advertised on the internet, looking for someone who was willing to be killed and eaten.

To utter amazement, a gentleman stood forward and, after their meet, was subsequently slaughtered and stored away for consumption.

In 2006, years after the slaughter, Mr. Meiwes was found guilty of murder.

Rudy Eugene

In one of the most disturbing cases in recent history, Rudy Eugene, a man allegedly drugged on LSD, went on to attack a homeless man in Florida, strip him naked and eat his face, in 2012.

Police officers reported that despite being told to stop, Rudy continued to bite, chew and swallow parts of the man’s face, all in the midst of him growling.

Police officers were driven to shoot Rudy in an attempt to end the sickening scene, fatally wounding him.

The homeless man, Ronald Poppo, lost up 80% of his face, with his nose and both eyes having been consumed by the “Miami Cannibal”.


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