A South African man choked to death minutes after killing his wife and eating a part of her face following a domestic argument.
Police stormed into the house after neighbours reported a disturbance, Captain Tienkie van Vuuren said. They found a 30-year-old woman who had been stabbed to death.
Her husband was sitting on top of her and was eating her flesh when the police arrived.
After a brief struggle, officers handcuffed the man, but soon afterwards he choked, collapsed and died.
The couple’s two daughters witnessed both their mother’s stabbing and their father’s death and were receiving counselling.
“It looks like a domestic dispute between husband and wife,” the officer said. “We do get a lot of domestic violence cases but not to the extent that it goes as far as cannibalism.”