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Pretoria woman gasses self, son

2012-07-04 09:12

Johannesburg - A woman and her 12 -year-old son were found dead inside a car in Faerie Glen, Pretoria, paramedics said on Wednesday.

Netcare911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said paramedics and firefighters were called to the Atterbury Value Mart on Tuesday night, where the woman gassed herself and her son in a vehicle.

"Common cause information suggests that the woman gassed herself and her son with an unknown noxious substance."

He said both the woman and child were declared dead at the scene.

Comments
  • kenneth.mthethwa - 2012-07-04 09:45

    Very sad indeed,especially if its a woman,eish.

  • Tari897 - 2012-07-04 09:48

    That's now being selfish! you dont wana live fine, then dont, just because you gave birth to the boy does not mean you have the right to decide to end his life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      wendy.bertuolo - 2012-07-04 12:32

      I couldn't agree with you more.

  • lebogang.molefo - 2012-07-04 09:51

    Whatever her reasons are for this, nothing will ever explain why did she have to take the poor kid with her... R.I.P little man

  • floza1 - 2012-07-04 09:57

    I have tears after reading this as I drove past the scene this morning and I prayed that the Lord please save the soul in that car.

      phosa.peter2 - 2012-07-04 10:13

      Yawn...! Hoe lyk die toestand van die hemel buitekant? Soshanguve is cool.

  • lynn.syme.1 - 2012-07-04 10:23

    I dont want to judge this situation. All I know is that is must have been a very dark place for her to take this decision.

  • Noedig Greene - 2012-07-04 10:47

    Hmmm who can we blame 4 this 1 Jacob Zuma, Ronald Lamola or de police's crime prevention unit: & sum1 is going 2 buy dat car. R.I.P boy

      gregory.wellsclifton - 2012-07-04 19:15

      You need some serious psychological help! Seriously - you are F*CKED! Bliksem!

  • GODLWAYO - 2012-07-04 12:35

    TRULY SPEAKING ,I WORK AT ATTERBURY VALUE MART,,,IT'S SO SAD WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THIS WORLD GUYS...MAY HER SOUL REST I PEACE.,,,,,,,THOUGH SHE DIED IN VAIN,I WISH GOD TO FORGIVE HER.

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-07-04 13:18

    If is true that the Devil punish all Sinner he must burn this womam 1000 times so lord here comes the soul of the innocent boy take him with your two hands and give him peace as well as love because the two idiots fail to give him love may his soul rest in peace THAHK YOU LORD

  • Millos Mpofu - 2012-07-04 13:18

    If is true that the Devil punish all Sinner he must burn this womam 1000 times so lord here comes the soul of the innocent boy take him with your two hands and give him peace as well as love because the two idiots fail to give him love may his soul rest in peace THAHK YOU LORD

  • gemmy.reese - 2012-07-04 20:52

    Can anyone imagine how deeply depressed she must have of been? To take not only her life, but her sons as well? A child she carried for 9 months and probably loved more than she loved herself. I pray she is at peace now, and may God forgive her for her sin, because I truely, truely believe she felt she didn't have any other choices. May God protect us from her pain.

  • Rory Neil Price - 2012-07-05 08:00

    Tragic times of SA, how sad

  • maureen.bryden - 2012-07-05 09:26

    All of you who are so quick to judge this woman have possibly not suffered from depression which is a very real disease. The causes can be hereditary, a chemical imbalance in the brain and often causative, i.e., traumas undergone, personal losses, financial strain, but generally there is an inherent and total lack of that sometimes elusive ingredient, HOPE. None of you know her personal circumstances or the cause of her drastic action. As a mother, she loved her child, and obviously took the decision to end his life as a form of protection of him, possibly to shield him from a world/life as she sadly viewed it. Family suicides are increasing horribly in SA. Our PE Herald this morning tells the tale of a 23 year old mother who stabbed her 3 year old son then hanged herself yesterday. BUT, it is not for us to speculate and not our place to JUDGE.

      GODLWAYO - 2012-07-05 09:33

      WOW!!!

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