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Grade 4 Pupil Dies, 2 Others Hospitalised In Poisoning Incident At School

Grade 4 Pupil Dies, 2 Others Hospitalised In Poisoning Incident At School

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has launched an investigation at Emakhandeni Primary School in Bulawayo after Grade 4 pupil died while two others were been hospitalised after consuming food laced with poison at school.

Tests are being carried out at Mpilo Central Hospital to establish what type of poison the three girls consumed after eating Jiggies snacks and drinking Mahewu, a non-alcoholic maize meal beverage.

The hospital’s CEO Professor Solwayo Ngwenya confirmed the tragedy that happened on Wednesday. He added:

One of them was brought to the hospital already dead, and the other two girls are admitted at our hospital and they are undergoing treatment and further investigation. We send our condolences to the family and are very saddened by this development.

Ngwenya said the two hospitalised pupils were stable. He added:

The most dangerous time if you consume a poison is the period before you get to hospital. When they get here, we are generally able to stabilise the patient.

The poison was quite potent, he added, based on the almost sudden death of one of the children who was reportedly foaming at the mouth.

The school’s head reportedly collapsed when she got news of the tragedy.

A school source said:

We believe there is a girl who brought Mahewu and Jiggies which she herself did not consume but gave away to her friends. This happened during break time at round 10.30 AM.

The pupils fell ill almost immediately, but the teachers did not act quick enough. There is a clinic at Emakhandeni nearby, but that option was not taken. An ambulance was only called at 2PM, unfortunately it was too late for one of the children.

Police have heard that the grandmother of the pupil who brought the Jiggies and Mahewu was linked to a previous poisoning incident at the school about two years ago.

A police source told ZimLive that the grandmother got tired of children asking for food from her granddaughter and so she applied poison to a drink that she was to give away. The pupil who was given the drink survived.

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25 Comments

The King of Serpents 7 months ago

Vanhu let's strongly train our children never to ask for food from their friends or strangers because nyika yashatisisa. May the deceased children rest in peace and may the sick ones recover speedily. Kurasikirwa nemwana chinhu chinorwadza.


Bright 7 months ago

Yaa chokwadi ichocho bcz some children vanonotaura kumba kti tirikukumbirwa

Ginious 7 months ago

Tru

Ghetto eye 7 months ago

Ummm munhu akaita izvi anofanira kuurawa kuita zvekutakwa nematombo zvorwadza zvakadayi


dhodhi reZanu 7 months ago

This lady is very very evil. Very sorry for the little kids. Kuita moyo unenge weZanu isingade kuti umwe abudirire. Havagone kunzwira vamwe tsitsi. CCC ngaapinde zvake mukomana


7 months ago


Kalo 7 months ago

So sad


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 7 months ago

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗱𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗯𝗮𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝗼𝗿 𝗹𝗮𝗱𝘆. 𝗜𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘂𝗸𝘂𝗱𝗹𝗮 𝗼𝘀𝗼𝗸𝘂𝗵𝗹𝗲𝘇𝗶 𝗸𝘂𝘆𝗮𝗯𝘂𝗹𝗮𝗹𝗮


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Undertaker 7 months ago

So sad ,RIP.


Mai nono 7 months ago

so sad indeed


Mai nono shava 7 months ago

so sad indeed


Madlala 7 months ago

so sad RIP


ras B 7 months ago

it's hard time


Bky 7 months ago

so sad


Patriot 7 months ago

How does this concern CCC or ZANU?totadza kuita nyaya hr nokuti hamudi ZANU of?anyway,rest in peace our kid.


Thando 7 months ago

Umhlaba unzima lugogo ngumthakathi mpela eisssh kubuhlungu akwenzileyo ebantwaneni


cute 7 months ago

mbuya ava vanoroya @uyo arikutuka zanuwainyanyira


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 7 months ago

Mmmn, lokhu kubuhlungu kakhulu lanxa umntwana ubethathelwa ukudla ngabanye abantwana esikolo kodwa ukufaka i poison ufakela ingane ezingazilutho ngumona odinga izijeziso zombili, murder and attempted murder with intent to kill lowo makwenza ahambe ayobhadla ejele lensuku zakhe zokuphila emhlabeni ziphelele eKhami Prison nnxh Satan the devil is a lie some survived, thank you LORD JESUS AMEN...


Mdluli 7 months ago

Ah yaz soo.... Kumele achaze ugogo lowu ukuthi i problem yakhe ingaphi

Ndouya zvandana 7 months ago

Zimbuya iroro rime mwoyo kungge wezanu kuraira mwana majigges nemaheu very sad zvasiyanei navo varikugototure vanhu central mweya iwowo ngabude nezita rajesu


Wekunyanya 7 months ago

Mbuya unoroyawo iyi


Gogodera 7 months ago

Vana Havana kukumbira but vakapiwa nefriend kuroya uku hakuite kuchikoro kava kechi2 haa ndarwadziwa hangu Mathieu soul rest in peace


clnto 7 months ago

zvorwadzaizvi mubereki wemwana akaita izvi anoziva kwakabva poison


mirirai Tangwanda 7 months ago

shame very sad.its so painful.gogo hamuite hamuite sure here 2 tyms haaa nyika yaoma iyi.kushaya hanya neumwana wemumwe.chikafu chinebasa rei ma**** anoenda kutoilet ndoaungauraire mwana.haa


sweet sixteen 7 months ago

This woman must be of Zanu pf or MDC her heart is made of stone



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