A Chitungwiza woman reportedly died after consuming home-baked bread prepared by her child who mistook a pesticide for sugar and used it to make the bread that killed her, The Herald reports.
The incident occurred last Wednesday night at around 2 AM and was confirmed by ZRP National Spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi who said:
We received a report of a 44-year-old woman in Zengeza 3, who succumbed to food poisoning. We heard reports that a family in Zengeza 3 mistakenly used insecticide as baking ingredients. We urge members of the public not to put food and poison at the same place
The deceased’s neighbour shed more light on the incident and narrated the story to the publication and said:
I stay in Zengeza 3 where my neighbour, Mai Chidhau, died around 2am after eating home-baked bread that contained an ant-pesticide. Her child mistakenly mixed the ant-pesticide with flour when she was baking bread. Unfortunately, family members, including the husband and the child, ate the food
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