Family eats poisoned food, 5 dead

By Drum Digital
03 December 2013

Five family members were found dead and two children were hospitalised after being poisoned on a farm near Bothaville.

Five family members were found dead and two children were hospitalised after being poisoned on a farm near Bothaville on Monday, Free State police said.

A husband, two children, the wife and her sister were found lying in the house after a neighbour alerted police about their non-stop vomiting, police spokesperson Stephen Thakeng said.

"Poison was found inside pots with food."

Two children were taken to Nala Hospital in Bothaville.

The mother and father apparently had a fight on Friday when the 30-year-old man wanted to sleep with his wife's 16-year-old sister.

Police opened a murder docket, said Thakeng.

- SAPA

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