An outrageous policeman said how a man boarded his station and admitted that he was fed up with eating human flesh.
He then pulled a woman's hand out of a pink school bag, causing a horrible discovery of more new maternal body parts.
Constabulary Ryan Ntshalintshali said in a stunned court: "When he entered the police station, I thought he was mentally unstable, as he continued to talk from the turn.
"He cried:" I need police help because I'm tired of being forced to eat human flesh. ""
Official Ntshalintshali said he warned Nino Mbathu to remain silent after his boom in Escourt, South Africa.
But Mbatha pushed to speak.
"He pointed to the bag and said that there are people," said a policeman at the South African Supreme Court in Pietermaritzburg.
"He opened the bag and took out what looked like a hand and set it in front of him."
At first he and his colleague thought that it was a doll's hand.
He stated: "He then took out the red takkie (shoe) from the bag and suffered a terrible smell.
"It was at this point that I said that I detained him with a suspicion of murder."
With a funny twist, the officer said that Mbatha later led the police to a one-room house, where he claimed to be kept in captivity and forced to eat human meat.
"I followed the accused in the room, where he went out of a small meal," he told the court.
"Inside the dish, I saw something like an ear and which seemed to have jaws.
"He then lifted another bucket that seems to be in the gut."
Mbatha and two other men, Lungisani Magubane and Khayelihle Lamula, all 32, have dropped the assassination of 24-year-old sister Zanele Hlatshwayo.
Mbatha also claimed that he was not to blame for two issues of "human tissue processing".
Fourth man arrested and accused of them, Sithembiso Sithole, 31, died in prison after obviously killing himself while awaiting trial.
Prosecutor argues Magubāne and Lamula went to the traditional healer Mbatha for muthi – medicines – for them to succeed.
As they say, Mbatha told them that the ancestors insisted that the blood should spill.
Lamula then said that Zanele was drunk and she got into his car.
Then he lifted his co-defendants and drove to the mysterious places where Mbatha killed Zanele, the prosecutors.
Cannibal allegations shook the area in August last year (2017) after one of the suspects, as has been said, has led the community members and the police to the woman's body.
"It was buried beneath large stones, and we had to call the device to remove stones," said local councilor Mthemben Majol at that time.
"They showed us the body parts in one of our homes.
"They admitted they were waiting for body parts to attract lips.
"Obviously the figs collect money for them."
Police spokesman Col. Thembeka Mbhele said suspects were arrested after Mbatha went to Estcourt Station with his "tired" human body bomb ejaculation.
She said: "When he was asked, he made a man's hand.
"Further investigation led the police to the house where they met with an unpleasant odor and more human waste was discovered.
"The other suspect was also arrested in Estcourt and the third in the Amangwe area. More body parts were discovered."
Officer Ntshalintshali will continue to provide evidence on Wednesday.