Last year, Andrew Chimboza allegedly murdered a man, ripped out his heart and ate it just to prove he wasn’t gay.
As to be expected, the 35-year-old South African man was arrested and charged with the murder of 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona.
Chimboza, who ran a window tinting business, claimed he acted in self-defense after Manona allegedly attacked him and accused him of sleeping with his girlfriend.
That’s when the suspect snapped, took out a knife and slit his throat. Chimboza then stabbed the man repeatedly before chopping out the victim’s heart and watching him bleed to death.
The Daily Mail reports that Chimboza confessed to police that he gouged out Mr. Manona’s heart and ate it “to show him that I am not gay.”
We can’t say that we understand that logic, considering that the victim thought Chimboza was having an affair with this girlfriend. But that’s OK, we don’t want to understand.
During a recent court appearance, Chimboza apologized to the victim’s family for his actions, saying, “I am sorry for what I have done and I have genuine remorse.” He explained that he chopped out the victim’s heart because it was “full of hatred and jealousy.” Chimboza finished by telling the court, “I do not know why I ate [his heart] and I accept my actions were wrong and exceeded the boundaries of self-defense.”
Chimboza claims that he doesn’t remember the heart-eating incident because he was in a “shocked state.”
Unfortunately for the defendant there were plenty of witnesses there who saw the grizzly act of cannibalism.
Prosecutor Jacqueline Sibiya said, “Because the removal of the heart was not the cause of death per se, it does not therefore have too much bearing on the plea of murder. It is nonetheless very disturbing.”
We certainly agree.
Chimboza faces life in prison for murder without premeditation.