Four men thought to have committed cannibalism are due to appear in the Estcourt Magistrate’s Court in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

They were arrested in August after one of them, Nino Mbatha, a traditional healer, went to a local police station and voluntarily admitted to eating human flesh.

One of the accused, Khayelihle Lamula, is expected apply for bail.

The four accused Nino Mbatha‚ Lungisani Magubane‚ Sithembiso Sithole and Khayelihle Lamula are facing charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

It is believed that two of the accused are traditional healers, while the others are believed to be working for them.

Mbatha has since abandoned his bid for bail.

The matter was postponed to allow the investigating officer time to verify the alternative addresses of the accused.

The court is expected to decide on whether Sithole and Magubane will be granted bail.