11 Dec 2016 16:10pm
WALVIS BAY, 11 DEC (NAMPA) A 28-year-old woman from Walvis Bay allegedly attempted to kill her two daughters because their father does not support them financially.
The girls are aged six and one year and nine months old.
A police incident report obtained from Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu on Sunday indicates that the woman made the children drink a mixture of Anti-retro Viral (ARV) medication and water on Friday.
The incident occurred at around 21h30 at a house in Kuisebmond. She then tried to commit suicide with the same medication.
Iikuyu said before she tried to overdose, she informed a family member via a text message of what she did to the children.
The relative immediately alerted the police, who rushed the children to the Walvis Bay State Hospital.
They are all in a serious but stable condition at the hospital. Nobody has been arrested yet, police are investigating the matter, Iikuyu said.
He also reported that a 56-year-old man died in an accident in the dunes between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay on Saturday.
Wilco Moll had been driving a Toyota Land Cruiser on the dunes when he lost control of the vehicle and it overturned.
Iikuyu said the deceased was thrown out of the vehicle and it landed on him.
A passenger, 24-year-old South African Johannes Farrell, sustained minor injuries.
At Farm Okongava in the Karibib Constituency the body of farm worker Humphries Hijarunguru, 40, was found hanging from a tree.
He hanged himself with shoe laces and his body was discovered by a fellow employee.
A suicide note was found on the scene but police could not reveal the content as they are still investigating the matter.
Iikuyu said Hijarunguru is from the Otjinene area in the Omaheke Region.