Hanged family: police wait on tests

2011-06-08 00:00

POLICE are awaiting blood and urine tests before they make their final assessment on the cause of death of the family of four found hanged in Empangeni last month.

According to the Organised Crime Unit, they are waiting for the test results to ascertain if there are any traces of poison.

Zandile Zungu (46), her sons Nthokozisi (24) and Zama (19) and a relative, Soneli Mtshali (32), were found hanging outside the front door of their third storey flat on Union Street, Empangeni, on May 14.

Autopsy results have revealed that the four bodies showed no signs of struggle.

Police have neither accepted nor refuted claims that it may be a cult-style mass suicide.

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