Free State family poisoned on farm

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Bothaville - Five family members were found dead and two children were hospitalised after being poisoned on a farm near Bothaville on Monday, Free State police said.

A husband, two children, the wife and her sister were found lying in the house after a neighbour alerted police about their non-stop vomiting, Captain Stephen Thakeng said.

“Poison was found inside pots with food.”

Two children, aged between zero and 10, were taken to Nala Hospital in Bothaville.

The mother and father apparently had a fight on Friday when the 30-year-old man wanted to sleep with his wife's 16-year-old sister. Police opened a murder docket, said Thakeng.


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