A 31-YEAR-OLD Mutare woman killed herself and her son by lacing their food with rat poison citing economic hardships.
Manicaland police spokesperson Inspector Tavhiringwa Kakohwa confirmed the incident yesterday.
Sheilla Mamera was found dead on Friday morning together with her 12-year-old son, Fidelis Mamera, a Grade 5 pupil.
Kakokwa said on August 2, Mamera and her son were discovered in the morning by one of her children, who reported the matter to Marymount Police Station.
A sachet of rat killer and a pot of rice were found at the scene.
“There was also a suicide note which said she had killed herself due to economic hardships, but she did not say which economic hardships,” he said.