Police in Thaba ‘Nchu in the Free State has opened a case of inquest following the mysterious deaths of six family members. 

It all started on Wednesday 26 May at around 12:30, when an employee at a hardware store, went to the Thaba ‘Nchu police station to report that he had not seen his employer for the past 10 days. 

FAMILY OF SIX FOUND DEAD IN FREE STATE HOME 

Following the encounter with the hardware employee, police went to the given address in town and upon arrival, they were welcomed by a foul smell and flies that came from the Free State home. They then managed to gain entry through the window as all the doors were locked. 

Inside the house, they found the lifeless bodies of the family of six. They found a man estimated to be 44-years-old, two girls aged about eight and 10, and a boy estimated to be about three-years-old. 

“Inspecting further in the bedroom, a lifeless body of a female estimated to be about 38-years-old was found and the body of another boy aged about 11-years-old was found in the bathroom,” said Free State Police Colonel Thandi Mbambo. 

“No physical injuries were seen on the bodies but all were found bloated,” she added.  

It is alleged that the deceased are from the Democratic Republic of Congo and were staying in Thaba ‘Nchu. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death. 

FIVE PEOPLE FOUND DEAD IN ALLEGED POISONING INCIDENT 

Apart from the tragic incident in the Free State, five family members of the Pitso family were found dead in an alleged poisoning incident in Coligny in the North West last week as reported by SABC News

It is alleged that a 38-year-old woman drank rat poison and gave it to her four children as well following an argument with her husband. Police officers are now investigating four counts of murder and an inquest.

“The North West Social Development Department deployed officials to conduct trauma counselling for the surviving members of the Pitso family,” the publication added.

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Presh JM Reporter

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