Friday, 20 September 2019 11:54

Zinhle Maditla who killed her four children by poisoning them has been sentenced to four life sentences by the High Court sitting in Middelburg for each of the murders.

She fed her three children rat poison in the food she had prepared for them in December last year.

Judge Shiela Mpahlela said the woman had intent to kill her children and premeditated the murders.

It is unclear whether the sentences will run concurrently. 

She was arrested on December 30, 2018, after handing herself over to the police, when the decomposing bodies of her four minors were found in a room she was renting.