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Mother, four children dead after she apparently ‘threw pesticide in home’

A father and his two sons are in hospital after they had been allegedly poisoned.(Getty)



  • A North West mom and four of her children are dead following an obvious murder-suicide in the North West.
  • She allegedly unfold pesticide all through the home after poisoning herself.
  • Her husband and two different sons are in hospital. 

A mom and four of her children died in an obvious murder-suicide in the North West following an argument. 

The 38-year-old mom and four sons, aged two months to fifteen years, had been discovered dead in their residence in Vaalbank, exterior Coligny, on Sunday morning.

Her husband, 35, and two different sons, aged eight and 17, survived and are in hospital. 

North West police spokesperson Colonel Adele Myburgh stated the 17-year-old boy was combating for his life in the intensive care unit.  

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Myburgh stated it’s believed the mother and father argued on Saturday night time. Then, after the household went to mattress, the mom allegedly drank poison and threw pesticide everywhere in the home. 

Myburgh stated: 

Toxicology assessments are nonetheless going to be carried out, however the poison discovered on the scene is in a pellet type. It is believed that it’s a pesticide that emits a toxic gasoline when it will get in contact with water. She threw the pesticide in the home and so they inhaled the fumes in their sleep.

Police are investigating four circumstances of homicide.

Investigations into the matter are persevering with, and postmortems will verify the reason for demise. 

The North West Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major-General Dintletse Molefe, stated she was shocked by the deaths and inspired group members to hunt skilled intervention to resolve their variations. 



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