“Later, it is said that the woman dished for her father as well as her two children. The male friend allegedly refused to eat, citing that he will have the meal later, and the woman reportedly did not have a meal as well as it is said that she often had her meal together with her male friend in the same dish.”
Mohlala said moments later the two children began vomiting.
“Their grandfather, too, joined the queue whereby the emergency services personnel were summoned. But on their arrival, the younger one was certified dead. The boy as well as the woman's father were taken to hospital for treatment.
“Police at Elukwatini were informed about the incident and a case was opened accordingly. An investigation was conducted and the preliminary findings suggest that the family members became victims of alleged poisoning.”
The suspect appeared in the Chief Albert Luthuli magistrate's court in Elukwatini on Friday. He is facing a charge of murder and two counts of attempted murder.