Woman dies after eating poisoned grasshopper in Dedza: four others in hospital


A 62 year old woman is reported dead while four others are battling for their lives in hospital after eating grasshoppers suspected to have been poisoned in Dedza.

The deceased has been identified as Agatha Chitsulo from Mwasautsa village in the district.

Councillor for Thete Ward, Mr. Moses Chibweza told Zodiak online that the incidents on Sunday evening as the five were taking a family.

“The five are all from the same family,” he said noting these were a mother, a father and three children. The incident occurred Sunday evening at Mwasautsa village in the district where the family had nsima and grasshoppers for dinner.

“The five started vomiting after the meal and they were rushed to Matumba Health Centre,” Chibweza was quoted as saying.

Agatha was pronounced dead upon arrival at the health Centre.

Meanwhile the Children have been released from hospital while Chitsulo is still in hospital.

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Robert Ngwira
Attended Our Future Private Secondary School in Rumphi from 2006-2009 Holder of Diploma in Journalism from Malawi Institute of Journalism (MIJ) Hobbies, reading newspapers, going out with friends, listening to radio and watching football. Email: info@faceofmalawi.com

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