A suspected cannibal has appeared in court after allegedly murdering his friend and eating his flesh. Mfanimpela Msibi is said to have stabbed Musi Makhanya and removed a steak-sized slice of flesh from his back before grilling it in the oven and eating it. Hit the jump to read the rest of the story.

The suspect, a vegetable farmer and father of two, was arrested at his home in Swaziland after his horrified family apparently realised what he had done. Police spokeswoman Wendy Hleta said officers interrupted the suspected killer as he calmly chewed on his friend following the brutal killing. She said: ‘The two men were old friends and were eating their dinner in the suspect’s kitchen when they had some sort of quarrel. ‘It is alleged that Msibi killed his friend with a knife and then sliced off a piece of flesh from his back, near his shoulder.’He was halfway through his dinner when the incident happened, and it is alleged that he then grilled the meat in the oven and added it to his plate. ‘He then went into the next room where his family was sitting and started eating.’ Police said the suspect and his alleged victim were both aged in their twenties and had been drinking and smoking cannabis before the murder.