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. independent.co.uk, 18 Sept 2017.