A man has pleaded guilty to ripping a man’s heart out to ‘prove he was not gay.’
Andrew Chimboza, 35, has now apologized to his victim’s family for ‘exceeding the boundaries of self-defence’.
In court this week, he admitted to murdering 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manoma in the South African town of Gugulethu last year.
When police arrested Chimboza on 10 June, they found him chewing raw flesh and that Manoma’s neck had been ‘half-eaten’.
He added his chest had a gaping hole in the left side.
Chimboza then claimed he did it ‘show him that I am not a moffie [gay]’.
A hearing heard how he flew into a rage after being insulted by Manoma while checking on a job Chimboza had finished at the victim’s girlfriend’s house. Chimboza had ran a window tinting business.
‘I do not know why I ate it and I accept my actions were wrong and exceeded the boundaries of self-defence,’ he said, in an apology to the court.
‘I am sorry for what I have done and I have genuine remorse.’
Chimboza faces life in jail after pleading guilty to murder without premeditation.