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A jilted man in South Africa allegedly stabbed his former lover’s new beau and then cut out his heart and ate it.
According to The Independent, police were alerted to the crime on Tuesday after horrified neighbors said they saw Mbuyiselo Manona's alleged killer through a window feasting on a human heart.
Upon arrival, officers allegedly found the man eating Manona’s heart with kitchen utensils, Agence France-Presse reported.
“On the scene they found a suspect, a Zimbabwean national, busy eating the heart of a human with a knife and fork,” said police spokesman Frederick van Wyk. The suspect reportedly was saying, "I am the king."
Authorities said that the murder and gruesome aftermath may have been motivated by jealously because the victim was dating the suspect’s ex-girlfriend, Nomonde Tshabalala. She told officials that her old flame stopped by the Cape Town home she shared with her new boyfriend.
Police said Tshabalala left the house to go to the store and that is when her ex-boyfriend allegedly stabbed her current boyfriend. After hearing the grotesque details of what happened to Manona allegedly at the hands of her former lover, she was left in a state of shock.
Authorities did release the name of the suspect, but he was arrested and remains in custody.