Mpumalanga mother gets four life sentences for killing children

By Chanice Jennike - 20 September 2019Views : 1115


A Mpumalanga mother has been sentenced to four life terms in jail for the murders of her four children. 

Zinhle Maditla appeared in the Middelburg Magistrates Court on Friday. The sentence was handed down by Judge Segopotje Mphahlele. 

In December last year, the 25-year-old mother fed the children rat poison. 

Maditla said that she had had a fight with her boyfriend of eight years and decided to end the life of her four children. 

The mother said that she went to confront her boyfriend about why he hadn't bought her children clothes and found him with another woman. 

She explained that she was angered by the incident and decided to purchase rat poison from a street vendor. She admitted that she tried to kill herself and her children. 

Maditla apologized for what she did and said that she deserved the harsh punishment for the premeditated murders of her children.