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JHB woman poisons kids, kills herself

Police believe a Fourways woman poisoned her children before committing suicide.

Police are investigating an incident where a woman poisoned her kids and committed suicide. Picture: EWN.

FOURWAYS - It appears a woman poisoned her two children before committing suicide in Fourways, north of Johannesburg, on Sunday evening.

Officers were called to the scene on Sunday and found several suicide notes in the house.

The boys were aged 12 and 17, while the woman was in her 40s.

Police spokesperson Balan Muthan said it appears the boys' parents were divorced.

"When our patrol vehicles got to the scene we found the father [there]. What residents reported was he went to go pick up one of the boys and when he got there, he found the mother and the two boys deceased."

He said toxicology tests would be conducted.

Police have opened inquest and murder dockets.

"From the preliminary investigations, there was no foul play."