Suicidal mom ‘gave child lethal milkshake’

A primary school pupil died after drinking a milkshake laced with sleeping pills, allegedly prepared by her mother following a lovers’ tiff.

Police are still waiting to take a statement from the Jeffreys Bay woman, who remains in a Port Elizabeth hospital after failing in a bid to end her own life.

Having laced her nine-year-old daughter’s milkshake on the evening of April 19, she too swallowed some pills after an earlier argument with her boyfriend, according to police.