Mom poisons self and kids after quarrel
Johannesburg - A woman and two of her sons died when she poisoned them at their home in Msento Village, Centane, Eastern Cape police said on Tuesday.
The 37-year-old woman collected them and a third son from school after an argument with her husband on Monday, said Captain Jackson Manatha.
"The sons aged 3, 9 and 10 went home with their mother where it is alleged she poisoned them before she poisoned herself," he said.
Her husband was alerted, but when he got there, the two older boys were already dead.
"The mother was rushed with the 3-year-old boy to Butterworth Hospital," said Manatha. The woman died in hospital on Tuesday morning. The 3-year-old boy was in critical condition.
Police had opened an inquest docket.
Manatha said a post mortem would be done to confirm the cause of the deaths.
"We hoped that she would survive so that she can tell us exactly what happened as it still believed that she poisoned her sons and herself due to the misunderstanding she had with her husband," he said.