The young Mutare man who kills and eats stray cats will be charged, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).

Frank Tapfuma of Sakubva high density suburb has told the Manica Post that ate animals like baboons, monkeys, squirrels and cats, among others.

SPCA inspector Mr William Newengo said :“We want to visit him soon and see how he kills these cats. There is a degree of cruelty we can charge him with. We also want to see if there are more animal-related offences that he is committing.

“According to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act Chapter 19:09 section 3.1(d) animals are supposed to be treated humanely. If one kills  animals in the wild they should have a licence or permit from the authorities in their area. Killing an animal should be done humanely not in brutal ways. Animals are not supposed to feel pain when killing them.