Elderly couple allegedly poisoned

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Taung, North West - An elderly couple was found dead at their home in Molelema Village near Taung on Monday, said North West police.

Captain Amanda Funani said they appeared to have died from poisoning.

“The two might have died from drinking a poisoned substance that could have been poured into a traditional beer they drank before they were found dead,” said Funani.

“Foul play is suspected.”

A relative of the couple discovered the bodies.

The woman reported that she last saw the 62-year-old woman and her 65-year-old partner on Sunday night, when they returned from a local tavern.

An inquest docket was opened. - Sapa


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