'Cannibal killer' described as ticking time bomb

A clinical psychologist is testifying in aggravation of sentence in the Andrew Chimboza murder trial.

The man dubbed the ‘Cannibal Killer’ in the Western Cape High Court on 16 February 2015. Picture: Siyabonga Sesant/EWN.

CAPE TOWN - The man dubbed the ' Cannibal killer' has been described as a ticking time bomb in the Western Cape High Court.

A clinical psychologist is testifying in aggravation of sentence in the murder trial of 35-year-old Andrew Chimboza.

Chimboza has pleaded guilty to killing Mbuyiselo Manona in Gugulethu last year and then mutilating his body.

The two were embroiled in an alleged love triangle.

Major Hayden Knibbs of the police's Investigative Psychology Unit says the accused has come across as unpredictable and threatening.

Knibbs says Chimboza initially refused to accept responsibility for Manona's murder and has shown little remorse for the killing.

The psychologist also told the court Chimboza has no history of mental illness and is of sound mind.

Knibbs is the state's final witness testifying in aggravation of sentence.