Father kills self and two sons with poison after heated argument with wife


VILLAGERS in Macheke were left shell-shocked last Friday when a 40-year-old man killed his two sons and himself with termite poison following a heated brawl with his wife over a domestic issue.

Tendai Tambanda, his two children Elton (7) and Stallion (12) of Plot 4, Village 12 in Wenimbe, Macheke, were all pronounced dead on arrival at Marondera Hospital.

Although Mashonaland East provincial police spokesperson Inspector Nobert Muzondo was unreachable for comment, an internal police memo gleaned by this paper, confirmed that Tambanda had a domestic dispute with his wife (name not given).


After a heated verbal exchange, it is reported that Tambanda’s wife left the homestead to an unknown destination.

Tambanda later forced his sons to drink a poisonous substance before drinking it himself. After the heinous act, Tambanda went to his brother’s homestead where he told him that he and his sons had consumed poison.

It is reported that his brother took the trio to Marondera Hospital where they were later pronounced dead.

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