A man ate the leg of a Muslim in the Central African Republic's capital, Bengui (pictured), in revenge for the murders of his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her child
A man who ate another man's flesh in the Central African Republic says he did so as a "revenge" for the murder of his family members.
Ouandja Magloire, who calls himself "Mad Dog," was in a Christian mob who attacked a Muslim in the capital Bangui. Magloire said he had been "angry" because Muslims killed his pregnant wife, his-sister-in law and her child.
"Mad Dog" narrated how he noticed his victim sitting on a minibus and decided to follow him. More and more people joined him until he was at the head of a mob of some 20 youths, he said. They forced the bus driver to stop and dragged the Muslim man out on the street, where he was beaten and stabbed before being set on fire.
Witnesses did not intervene but recorded the footage on mobile phones, including the act of cannibalism.
One witness said: "One of the individuals took hold of an arm and went and bought some bread and starting chewing on the flesh, along with his bread. The scene made many people vomit, and some cried out in horror."
Another witness said he watched a man wrap the head up and proclaim that he would 'feast on it'.
Ouandja Magloire, "Mad Dog"
At least 1,000 people have been killed since violence broke out in the Christian-majority country in December. Tens of thousands have also been forced to flee their homes in the sectarian conflict.
Acts of cannibalism are rare in CAR, where sectarianism is a recent development. However, it has been rife in the past month and flared up again following the resignation on Friday of president Michel Djotodia, the first Muslim to rule the Christian-majority nation.
Men brandish machets and knives to threaten Muslim people in Bangui