The word supra refers to "a person who eats human flesh".
According to recent media reports, arrests have been made "for the crime of cannibalism" (Afrikaans: "kannibalisme") and that those persons will "appear in court on charges of cannibalism".
Pollex has never heard of such an offence or crime in South Africa - be it in terms of the common law or be it in terms of statutory law.
Can any of our readers help in this regard? And if so, also inform us what charge and/or offence must appear on the front cover of the police case docket concerned. And, don't forget, may such a cannibal be arrested without a warrant for cannibalism?
Regarding a related matter, are humans legally allowed to eat dogs? According to the Pretoria High Court in S v Nkuna and Another 2007 (2) SACR 532 (TPD) (see Pollex in Servamus: March 2008) the answer is "yes, we are per se (by itself/on its own) allowed to kill and eat dogs, provided that the killing (not the eating) of the dogs concerned are not in a manner that contravene section 2(1)(a) of the Animals Protection Act 71 of 1962".
According to the court (in Nkuna) further, thousands of animals were killed and eaten every day in South Africa which is a clear indication that the legislature could not have had the intention to criminalise the eating of animals per se.
Also see "Man kills, braais and eats puppy" in Ask Pollex in Servamus: January 2013. And see further "Eating snake: What is the offence and/or charge" in Ask Pollex in Servamus: October 2015.