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‘Cannibal’ walks into police station holding a human leg and says he is ‘tired of eating human flesh’

A man who told police officers that he was “tired” of eating human flesh, has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a woman in South Africa for her body parts.

Nino Mbatha, a traditional healer, was charged last year for the murder of Zanele Hlatshwayo.

On Tuesday the Pietermaritzburg high court found Mbatha and a second man, Lungisani Magubane, guilty of the murder, which was described by Judge Peter Olsen as ”the most heinous crime”.

Mbatha walked into a police station in Estcourt, a town in South Africa‘s KwaZulu-Natal province, last year.

He announced that he needed police assistance because he was “tired” of eating body parts, according to The Witness newspaper.

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