In South Africa (SA), one 6-year-old boy simply identified as Thembani Mabaso has been reported dead after receiving sweets from a stranger. According to DailySun SA, on Monday, November 14, the boy’s mother, 27-year-old Lihle Zondo from Wattville, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, rushed her son to hospital with stomach pains but it was already too late. Unfortunately, the boy died in his mum’s arms.
The boy’s mother said: “It was about 4.15pm when Thembani came back home screaming. He threw himself on the floor as he held his stomach. He was in serious pain. He told us the stranger gave him a sweet on his way back from school. He died on his way to hospital after he stopped breathing.” Lihle said her child was a very happy boy who always made her smile and hoped that they find the person responsible for her son’s death.
A case of inquest was opened at the Actonville Police Station regarding the death of Thembani and they are currently investigating the case.