Eastern Cape health department provincial spokesman Sizwe Kupelo confirmed the death
The 23-year-old was taken to hospital for gun wounds treatment after he was shot during his arrest on Saturday afternoon.
A man who was caught eating flesh of his murder victim has died.
Kupelo said he died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The man shocked the people of Eastern Cape after he allegedly murdered a woman he forcefully abducted from the town, took her to his home and was caught by police eating her flesh.
Eastern Cape cops spokesperson Edith Mjoko said when police members ordered him to stop and hand himself over, he went berserk and stormed at them with the knife.
“Several warning shots were fired to deter him but in vain. He was shot and taken to hospital where he is under police guard,” she said