The trial of three men arrested in connection with a case of cannibalism at Estcourt in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, continues in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

The three accused – Nino Mbatha, Lungisani Magubane and Khayelihle Lamula were arrested in August last year after Mbatha allegedly went to a local police station with a backpack containing body parts and voluntarily admitted to cannibalism.

The accused are facing charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder and possession of human tissue.

They pleaded not guilty to all charges.

The first state witness, Constable Ndumiso Ntshali Ntshali will continue with his evidence on Wednesday morning.

More State witnesses are expected to testify in the trial.