A South African lady, Zinhle Maditla, who killed her four children using rat poison, has been handed four life sentences.
Maditla was sentenced by an Mpumalanga high court on Friday over killing her four children aged between 11 months and eight years old.
Judge Sheila Mphahlele who ruled on the case, said she couldn’t find any reason to deviate from the prescribed minimum sentence. 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” the judge held.
Maditla, had reportedly 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.
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.