Fortean Times - - Strange Days -

A man ac­cused of be­head­ing a woman and eat­ing her corpse died in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing shot by po­lice. Aphiwe Mapekula, 23, was shot in the arm, leg and stom­ach out­side his home in Mount Frere, South Africa, af­ter of­fi­cers ar­rived to find him eat­ing the flesh of Them­bisa Ma­sumpa, 35, a woman who was known to him and whom he al­legedly be­headed af­ter a fam­ily ar­gu­ment. Mapekula ig­nored sev­eral warn­ing shots, be­fore charg­ing at the po­lice with a knife when they opened fire. He was taken to hos­pi­tal, where he is al­leged to have at­tacked a fe­male medic min­utes af­ter be­ing ad­mit­ted, and died three days later on 12 Septem­ber. Lo­cal mayor Bulelwa Mabengu said he be­lieved “drug and sub­stance abuse” was in­volved. in­de­pen­, 18 Sept 2017.

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