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Elderly couple allegedly poisoned

Crime & Courts

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

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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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