Port St Johns 'cannibal' found unfit to stand trial

23 January 2018 - 14:49 By Sikho Ntshobane
A panel of psychiatrists found Mandisi Gwanya unfit to stand trial.
A panel of psychiatrists found Mandisi Gwanya unfit to stand trial.
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The man dubbed the Port St Johns "cannibal" was told on Tuesday that instead of facing trial for allegedly killing‚ dismembering and eating some body parts of his four-year-old nephew‚ he will be sent to a mental hospital in Mzimkhulu.

Mandisi Gwanya‚ 30‚ appeared before regional magistrate Noxolo Mfobo who told him that a panel of psychiatrists had found him unfit to stand trial.

"There is a report that says you are unfit to stand trial‚" Mfobo told Gwanya.

"It states that you won't be able to follow court proceedings at all."

Instead‚ Mfobo told him that he would be admitted to the Mzimkhulu Hospital and the case was postponed to February 15.

This was after state prosecutor Gugulethu Madubela asked for a postponement for an inquiry to be conducted first.

Gwanya was arrested earlier last year for allegedly killing and eating some body parts of his young nephew‚ Kamvelihle Ngala.

- DispatchLIVE 

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