Middelburg - A Mpumalanga mother has been found guilty of four murder charges for the premeditated murder of her four children with rat poisoning.
Appearing the Mpumalanga High Court, sitting in Middelburg, Zinhle Maditla's lawyer read out a plea statement that said she tried to consume of rat poison her in an attempt to kill herself, according to eNCA.
She also stated that she saw a hawker selling poison and bought it for R10 and wanted to kill herself and her four children.
Furthermore, she said that she had no defence in law for her conduct on the day and requested that the court show her mercy. Maditla was then convicted by the court.
She is set to continue her testimony on Tuesday.