Mpumalanga mother found guilty of murdering her 4 children

Zinhle Maditla pleaded guilty to four charges of murder.

Zinhle Maditla. Picture:

JOHANNESBURG - A Mpumalanga mother was on Monday found guilty of premeditated murder for poisoning her four children with rat poison.

Zinhle Maditla pleaded guilty to four charges of murder at the Middelburg High Court.

Maditla was accused of killing her children using rat poison in Klarinet.

She handed herself over to the police on 30 December last year after the decomposing bodies of her four children were discovered inside her house in Klarinet.

Her children were two girls, aged four and eight, and two boys, aged seven and 11 months.

At the same time, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Mpumalanga has welcomed the conviction handed to Maditla.

NPA's regional spokesperson Monica Nyuswa said: “A woman accused of murdering her four children has pleaded guilty today and the matter has been postponed to tomorrow for arguments on sentence in the Mpumalanga High Court sitting in Middleburg.”