22 Dec 2016 14:10pm
WALVIS BAY, 22 DEC (NAMPA) A Walvis Bay woman who allegedly tried to kill her two daughters with antiretroviral (ARV) medicine two weeks ago, was arrested on Monday and charged with attempted murder.
Meschtilde Musole, 28, allegedly made her two children drink the medicine mixed with water with the intention to overdose and kill them.
The girls are one and six years old.
A police report obtained from Detective Chief Inspector Erastus Iikuyu indicated that Musole intended to kill her daughters because their father does allegedly not support them financially.
She then tried to commit suicide with the same medication.
Iikuyu said before the mother tried the overdose on the ARVs herself, she informed a family member via 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.
Musole was arrested on Monday immediately after being discharged from the hospital where the three were treated.
The children were also discharged and placed in the care of relatives, said the detective.
Musole was taken to court on Monday, where she was denied bail and the case postponed to 09 February 2017 to allow for further police investigations.
In an unrelated incident, a young man was found dead in a pool of blood next to the Arandis post office on Thursday at about 03h00.
Iikuyu said 18-year-old Prince Gowaseb was stabbed four times.
A 36-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident.
The next of kin were informed and police investigations continue.