Emalahleni - Mpumalanga member of the executive council (MEC) for social development Busisiwe Shiba on Tuesday appealed to community members to monitor one another and notify their local authorities if they noticed that anyone displaying symptoms of being depressed.
Shiba was speaking to the reporters at the Old Pretoria Road Cemetery in Emalahleni, where four children were buried. The children were allegedly killed by their 24-year-old mother, Zinhle Maditla.
The funeral was attended by more than 5 000 people. They included members of the African National Congress and the Economic Freedom Fighters.
"If you see that someone is depressed, let us know," said Shiba.
"We have social workers who are trained to do their job. We are able to take a child to a place of safety and foster care centres and attend to the mother."