By Thys Khiba
Harrismith – A Free State woman has been hospitalised after allegedly poisoning her kids and herself in Harrismith.
This comes after police officials were informed about children alleged to have died at a house in Tshiame C, on Thursday 27 May 2021 around 05h50.
“On arrival at the scene, two bodies that were identified Rethabile (9) and Naledi (3 months) Dladla were found. The lady (31) who was identified as the mother to the deceased kids was found lying on the floor,” said Police Spokesperson, Colonel Thandi Mbambo.
According to Colonel Mbambo, it is alleged that the relative was awaken by a knock on the door and met by the mother to deceased carrying a 3 month’s old baby.
It is alleged that the mother brought the kids one after the other, and indicated that she fed them poison and also drank it herself.
Colonel Mbambo confirmed to Free State Central News, that the hospitalised mother allegedly collapsed on the floor after bringing the children out.
The two children were certified dead on the scene, whilst the mother was referred to hospital in a critical condition.
“The motive behind the alleged killings and attempted suicide is currently unknown,” said Colonel Mbambo.
This is a developing story.