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By unknown | Sep 26, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Canaan Mdletshe

Canaan Mdletshe

The next of kin and friends of the 13 members of a family that perished after drinking a herbal concoction will have to waitfour to six weeks before they know the exact cause of their death.

The members of the Mazubane family were found dead on Sunday, presumably after drinking the concoction at their home in Dingleton on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast.

Superintendent Zandra Wiid said yesterday that though the postmortems on all the bodies had been carried out, the actual cause of death would only be known after specimens taken from the deceased had been examined and returned to the police.

"At this stage, we can't really tell what could be the cause of their deaths until we receive the results from the laboratory," said Wiid.

A mass burial of the Mazubanes will take place next Saturday.

Simon, 63, his wife, Zimephi, 60, daughters Gabisile, 35, Philisiwe, 33, Phumzile, 30, Phumlile, 32, sons Mxolisi and Percy, 16, grandchildren Nkazimulo, 8, Aphiwe, 2, Andile, 3, Khethukuthula, 1, and one-month- old Thabelo were found dead .


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