Zinhle Maditla handed 4 life sentences for killing her 4 children aged between 11 months 8 eight years old.

A woman has been handed a sentence by a court for killing her four children with rat poison.

A South African woman identified as Zinhle Maditla has been handed four life sentences for killing her four children aged between 11 months and eight years old.

The four life sentences were handed by an Mpumalanga high court on Friday September 20.

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.

It was gathered that earlier, 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.

The lady who killed her children identified as Ethan, Shaniqua, Blessing and Minenhle on December 26, 2018 and confessed.

Zinhle Maditla handed 4 life sentences for killing her 4 children aged between 11 months 8 eight years old.

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