Man kills son and himself with poison after a heated argument with girlfriend


By Agreement Mabunda

BELA – BELA : A 39-year-old male and his five-year-old son have died mysteriously after allegedly consuming biscuits suspected to have been laced with poisonous substance on Friday, at Extension Six (6) in Bela-Bela.

Preliminary investigations by the Police have revealed that the father of the child had a heated argument in the morning with his girlfriend.

During the day, the deceased (boyfriend) allegedly went to Creche took his son and left with the 5-year-old until he brought him to his mother in the evening.

Later on, a five-year-old child started to complain about stomach pains and told her that his father gave him biscuits. The mother quickly rushed him to the local Clinic for medical assistance but he succumbed to severe pains upon his arrival.

Afterwards, the members of the community at Extension 06, mobilized themselves to attack the father but the police managed to quickly stabilize the situation.

Reportedly, a 39-year-old male went to the Clinic after complaining about stomach aches and informed the Medical personnel that he shared biscuits with his son that were intentionally poisoned by him.

The father was treated at the Clinic and later transferred to Bela-Bela Hospital for medical treatment but he also was declared dead by the Doctor.

The deceased were identified as Mpho Lefoka (05) and Tshepo Koos Ramotsho (39).


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