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Jealous lover in South Africa stabs rival, cuts out his heart and eats it

Published on Jun 12, 2014 4:51 PM

CAPE TOWN (AFP) - A jealous lover in South Africa stabbed a rival, cut out his heart and ate it with a knife and fork, the police and media reported on Thursday.

The police were called to the gruesome scene at a house in Cape Town's Gugulethu township by frantic neighbours, spokesman Frederick van Wyk told the Cape Times.

"On the scene they found a suspect, a Zimbabwean national, busy eating the heart of a human with a knife and fork," he said.

The woman at the centre of the love triangle told the police that her former lover had visited the house where she was living with her current partner and they had chatted together before he gave her money to buy liquor and she left.

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