A couple in Samora Machel, Philippi was reportedly left in disbelief after they lost two of their children, Mzwandile, 1, and Maria, 4, in what was suspected to be food poisoning.
IOL said the family had on Tuesday this week, eaten pap with sour milk, meat and Easter eggs before the two children died.
Their brother Tshepo, 11, had a narrow escape.
“I’m still in disbelief and disheartened that I’ve lost my children. Why did God allow them to die at such a young age?…,” their father Elias Vedala, 50, was quoted as saying.
Vedal told Daily Voice that paramedics tried to revive his children but failed.
“Doctors told me it is food poisoning, but we are not sure if it was the chocolates or the scrambled maize meal or the sour milk that caused it. The police took the items for tests,” Vedala said.
Police said an inquest case had since been opened for investigation.
“A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death,” police said.