A South African woman identified as Zinhle Maditla on Monday September 9, pleaded guilty to a four count charge of killing her four kids with rat poison.
The mother who confessed to killing her children when arraigned in a Middelburg High Court, said her anger and frustration sparked up when she got to know that the father of two of her kids was with another woman.
The plea statement which was read out by her lawyer, stated that the Mpumalanga resident revealed she also took the rat poison. She went on to ask the court for mercy.
The statement reads, “I admit I have no defence in law for my conduct on that day. I request the court for mercy.”
“I went back home, I sat in the taxi emotional and crying, I saw a hawker selling rat poison I took R10 and bought poison with the intention to kill myself and my children”
Meanwhile, the case was adjourned till Tuesday September 10.