(Xinhua) 19:25, June 16, 2014
HARARE, June 16 — A young mother in southern Zimbabwe killed six children includingtwo of her own with poison before committing suicide over a dispute with her mother,media reported Monday.
State media Herald said Angeline Mabhiza had a dispute with her mother over the childrenthey were staying with and declined to take food for two days. She later poisoned herchildren aged seven and two and their six-year-old cousin, while the other three who aresaid to have gone to the homestead to look for water to drink were not spared as they werealso unknowingly made to take the suspected pesticide in their water.
A relative, Talent Wapindami, had no kind words for Mabhiza and said it would have beenbetter if she had only taken her own life and spared the children.
"I wonder what crept into her head which saw her poisoning someone’s child," Wapindamisaid.
The tragedy has led family members to consult spirit mediums to establish what couldhave led Mabhiza to take such action.