Mom in court after 5 kids killed

Crime & Courts

A Northern Cape woman accused of killing her five children appeared in the Pampierstad Magistrate's Court on Wednesday, the National Prosecuting Authority said.

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Spokesman Frank Lesenyego said the matter was postponed to Friday.

Venolia Siwa, 35, is accused of drowning her children, aged between two and 13, when she thought a lethal concoction she had given them was not working fast enough.

She was arrested last year when the bodies were found at a house in Lower Majeakgoro village.

Siwa spent 30 days in a mental institution in January for evaluation.

Police said in March the case docket had been handed to the director of public prosecution for a decision. - Sapa

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