Senator John McCain is calling on his fellow Congressmembers to work together to produce results for the American people, even with a President who is “often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct.”

The Republican penned the article just before Congress is set to reconvene for what is shaping up to be a busy legislative session. Legislators in Washington are set to consider important spending bills, potential tax reform measures, and may add on other considerations including immigration and infrastructure bills.

For Mr McCain, who was recently diagnosed with a deadly strain of brain cancer, now is the time for members of Congress to extend a hand across the aisle to try and find compromise — no matter what Donald Trump might tweet about his fellow Republicans.

“We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him,” Mr McCain wrote for the Washington Post. “But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”

“We must be diligent in discharging our responsibility to serve as a check on his power,” he continued. “And we should value our identity as members of Congress more than our partisan affiliation.”

The remarks come at a time when politics in America are deeply divided, and after years of Congress running in what has been a virtual deadlock. Mr McCain, just after his diagnoses, made similar remarks to his recent op-ed, calling on his colleagues to work together from the Senate floor after a vote to kill a highly contentious healthcare bill that was written in secret.

But, Mr McCain’s new willingness to criticise the President may come as no surprise. The former prisoner of war was attacked my Mr Trump during the 2016 campaign, and has had a contentious relationship since. Mr Trump has recently criticised Mr McCain and his fellow Arizonan, Senator Jeff Flake, frequently recently, too.

A man who told police he was “tired” of eating human flesh after brandishing a woman’s leg at them, is among four men to be charged with murder by authorities South Africa.   

“It is alleged that the suspects raped, killed and cut up the body of a woman, which they then consumed,” police Colonel Thembeka Mbhele told the News24 website. 

He added that there may be more than one victim. 

Officers found more body parts, after the man took them back to a house in the city of Pietermaritzburg, near Durban.  

Nino Mbatha, 32, Sthembiso Sithole, 31, Lindokuhle Masondo, 32, and Lungisani Magubane, 30, faced charges of murder and conspiracy to murder, when they appeared at Estcourt Magistrate’s Court earlier this week. 

Police told the BBC that they fear that the men, two of whom are traditional healers, may be part of a larger syndicate. 

An investigation has been launched into whether other people from the area may have been murdered by the men. Officers have urged those with missing relatives to contact police to allow DNA tests to be carried out.

A further report by News24’s The Witness claimed as many as 300 villagers at a community meeting allegedly admitted to knowingly eating human flesh that was given to them by one of the men who had appeared in court and was known as a traditional healer.

Around 700 people were reportedly at the meeting.