South African Mother who killed her 4 children with rat poison gets 4 life sentences

Zinhle Maditla, the South African lady prosecuted for killing her four children aged between 11 months and eight years old, was handed four life sentence by an Mpumalanga high court on Friday September 20.

WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that Maditla had gone to meet the father of two of her children who had promised to buy them food and Christmas clothes when she allegedly found him with another woman. She reportedly got into an argument with him thereafter.

Ruling on the case, Judge Sheila Mphahlele said she couldn’t find any reason to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence. eNCA reported that she further stated that a life imprisonment for all four children is the right sentence.

“Their mother was meant to nurture and protect them. . . She betrayed her own children” she said.

The lady who killed her children identified as Ethan, Shaniqua, Blessing and Minenhle on December 26, 2018 and confessed to a friend four days later, apologised to her family and  the fathers of her late children earlier this week.

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