Officials attending the Matabeleland South cultural week festival launch in Filabusi on Saturday left the place with running tummies after eating suspected poisoned food.
The sources claim that because of the stomach complaints the officials had to immediately leave the ceremony rushing to Bulawayo for medical attention.
On the way the convoy of vehicles had to make a couple of stops to allow the officials to get a toilet break.
Organisers of the event at the Arts and Culture office in Gwanda refused to talk to media on the matter. However one of the persons in the catering committee said that the running tummies could have been caused by a dish washing chemical.