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Katlehong mother’s case postponed

The 26-year-old woman faces two counts of murder for poisoning her two daughters.

Police on the scene where two bodies of young girls were found in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The case against the 26-year-old woman accused of killing her two young daughters in Katlehong has been postponed in the Heidelberg Magistrates' Court to allow her to apply for legal aid.

Esther Moyana is now facing two counts of murder for allegedly poisoning her children on Wednesday.

Wearing a green summer dressed and handcuffs, the young mother walked into the courtroom barefoot.

She was discharged from hospital on Thursday after being admitted in a critical condition on Wednesday.

Moyana initially framed the father of her children, accusing him of poisoning the two young girls.

But police say she lied.

Witnesses say the father wasn't even near the township where the two girls were found dead in an abandoned building on Wednesday.

The father has given a statement to police.