Zinhle Maditla has been found guilty of premeditated murder of her four children with rat poison. The Mpumalanga mother pleaded guilty in the Middelburg High Court, to four charges of murder.
Her lawyer read out her plea statement saying Maditla consumed some of the poison to try to kill herself. She’s asked the court for mercy.
“I admit I have no defence in law for my conduct on that day. I request the court for mercy.
In her statement, Maditla says she found the father of two of her children with another woman.
“I went back home, I sat in the taxi emotional and crying I saw a hawker selling rat poison I took R10 and bought poison with the intention to kill myself and my children.
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Nicholas Ninow pleaded guilty to r@ping a seven-year-old girl at a Dros restaurant in Silverton, as well as possession of drugs and defeating the ends of justice, in the Pretoria high court on Monday.
In his plea explanation, read by his counsel Herman Alberts, Ninow said he went to the bathroom to take drugs in September 2018. When he entered the cubicle, he took off his shirt and lowered his pants. Read more