Cape Town 16-02-2015: Andrew Chimboza appeared in the Cape Town High court today pix Patrick Louw story Tshego

Cape Town - Convicted killer Andrew Chimboza was sentenced to 18 years in jail for the brutal murder of Mbuyiselo Michael Manona in the Western Cape High Court earlier today.

Zimbabwean national Chimboza killed Manona in Gugulethu last year and later mutilated his body and ate parts of his heart.

Judge Ashley Binns-Ward said the brutality of the assault was a factor in determining the sentence.

“The extreme brutality of the assault and absence of remorse from the accused for what he has done outweigh the mitigating factors in his personal circumstances and relatively clean record.”

Chimboza, 35, was ordered to Valkenberg psychiatric hospital for observation earlier this year. Psychiatrists said it was not possible to determine whether he was a danger to others.

Family members of the deceased said they were just happy that he whole ordeal was over.

Cape Argus