Emalahleni - A woman who was arrested for allegedly killing her four children in Klarinet in Emalahleni, Mpumalanga, might have spent some days with their bodies in her rented room, her landlord Matilda Mahlangu said on Monday.
Mahlangu told the African News Agency (ANA) that she and her other tenants became suspicious on Sunday afternoon when they saw flies between the curtains and windows of the room.
“There was also an unbearable smell in the whole yard,” said Mahlangu.
“One of my tenants asked her where her children were and she said she took them to her relative. We asked her to open the room’s door but she refused. We then broke the door open...and called the police. It appeared as if she has been sleeping on the floor next to the bodies.”
Mahlangu said she last saw the children - two girls, aged four and eight, and two boys, aged seven-years-old and 11-months-old - on December 22 in her yard.