Jealous Zimbabwean husband poisons 6

2013-05-07 22:04
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Harare - Court officials in Zimbabwe say a man has been charged in the murder of six people who died from poisoned food meant only for a neighbour he accused of flirting with his wife.

State prosecutors said on Tuesday that Saini Sakandya, 63, arrested last week, allegedly used a wild herb to spike food being prepared for lunch at his neighbour's house. But the neighbour, four members of his family and a builder working at the homestead 250km south of Harare shared the meal.

In a separate incident in Bulawayo, police said on Tuesday a child of 12 confessed to trying to poison his father with rat killer, copying a murder in Generations, a popular South African television soap screened in Zimbabwe.

His father survived after hospital treatment last Thursday.

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