Police Investigate Chibuku Poisoning

MOSHUPA: Police have arrested a 44-year-old man of Ralekgetho village in connection with the poisoning of a Chibuku that led to two people being rushed to the hospital to seek medical attention.

Station Commander Superintendent Onneetse Gagogosha said it is alleged the suspect brought the Chibuku to the victims to share and he asked her mother not to drink. He said after drinking, they felt dizzy and started to vomit before they were rushed to the hospital where they were treated and discharged.

He said the suspect earlier denied the act but later admitted that he poisoned the duo and he was taken for a confession statement before the District Commissioner. Gagogosha said they are awaiting results from the forensic lab and the suspect will appear before a Magistrate soon.

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