Chris Hani District – South African Police Service (SAPS) are investigating murder cases following the death of four children on Wednesday morning at the Mhlabubomvu locality in Engcobo.
According to police spokesperson, Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana, the 32-year-old mother and her four children, aged between 2 and 11, were sleeping in their Rondavel hut when the bodies of the four deceased children were found.
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“Preliminary investigation reveals that they had been assaulted by their own mother with a sledge hammer. Consequently, they suffered serious injuries to the upper bodies.
“The mother was immediately arrested and will be charged for murder,” Kinana said.
The circumstances surrounding the incident will be investigated.
The mother is expected to appear in Engcobo Magistrate’s Court once charged.
Compiled by Junaid Benjamin