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A mentally ill woman on Wednesday morning struck a man with an axe on the head and started feasting on the victim’s brains, in an incident that has left spines chilling among Gutu villagers.

Esther Katandawa (27) is said to have met the now-deceased Simon Muzenda (29) at around 9am in Mupandawana Village, in headman Gadzingo’s area while the latter was looking for firewood in the bushes.

Acting Masvingo provincial police spokesperson Assistant Inspector Kudakwashe Dhewa said Katandawa is already in police custody and will appear in court soon facing murder charges.

“The woman is now in police custody and will appear in court facing murder charges,” he said.

He said Katandawa met the deceased in the same village in the morning and disarmed him of his axe, before turning the axe on the unsuspecting Simon.

“After the axe was taken away from him, he tried to flee, but the woman caught up with him and was struck with the axe on the head and died on the spot.

“She then started eating his flesh from the open head.”

Dhewa said armed police had to be called in to arrest the woman, as she was threatening to strike other villagers who wanted to restrain her from eating Simon’s flesh.

Source : New Zimbabwe

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