Two children have died while their mother is battling for her life after the trio reportedly ate food allegedly poisoned by a close family member.
The woman identified as Sindiswa Moloi, 33, slipped into a coma and was admitted at a hospital in Alberton following suspected poisoning which killed her two children Nkanyezi, 11, and Michelle, 8.
The two children were certified dead about an hour after eating supper.
Moloi’s family suspects that a very close family relative may be behind the alleged poisoning incident.
Police spokesperson Capt Lesetja Mathobela, who confirmed the incident said two inquest dockets have been opened.
We have not yet made arrests because we are waiting for the laboratory results to confirm if what was found on the food they ate was indeed poison,” said Mathobela on Tuesday.