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Glen Norah Woman Poisons Own Kids, Commits Suicide

A WOMAN allegedly poisoned her two children in Glen Norah before committing suicide.

The three-year-old is fighting for her life at a local hospital where she was admitted after the incident.

According to H Metro, Priscilla Chidamba (27) and her son Innocent Mujeye (7) died on the spot.

The incident has left the Glen Norah community in shock.

National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyati confirmed the incident.

He said that the police were still investigating the circumstances that led to the tragedy.

“The police are investigating circumstances surrounding an incident in which Priscilla Chidamba and her son, Innocent Mujeye (7) died after allegedly consuming a poisonous substance,” he said.

Reports claim that on Wednesday, Priscilla allegedly consumed a suspected poisonous substance with her children, for reasons known to her.

A close relative said they are not aware of the reasons which might have led Priscilla to act the way she did.

“I talked to her husband after we received the news, but he said they were both fine.

“He was surprised after the neighbours called him and notified him about the incident.”

IN OTHER NEWS

In a tragic accident that has surprised the community, a Harare maid, Mellisa Matafi, has been charged with attempted infanticide after being caught burying her newborn baby alive.

The case was brought to light on Monday, March 6th, after Matafi was released from custody until May 9th while the State awaits a medical report from the hospital.

According to the prosecution, on February 9th at around 5 am, Matafi, who worked as a maid in Mt. Pleasant, dug a pit in the garden and buried her newborn baby. The gruesome incident was discovered when a security guard, Last Mafuwa, noticed bloodstains on the pavement and suspected something was amiss. He then saw Matafi coming from the garden holding a hoe.

Mafuwa’s suspicions were confirmed when he alerted the homeowner, Hildaberta Rwambiwa, about Matafi’s strange behaviour. READ MORE

 

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