4 Children assaulted to death with a sledge hammer- Mother arrested, Engcobo

South African Police Service

4 Children assaulted to death with a sledge hammer- Mother arrested, Engcobo
4 Children assaulted to death with a sledge hammer- Mother arrested, Engcobo

SAPS Detectives are investigating murder cases following the death of four children on the morning of 9 November 2022, at Mhlabubomvu locality in Engcobo.

According to the report, the 32-year-old mother together with her four children aged between 2 and 11, were sleeping in their home in the village, when in the morning, four deceased bodies of the children were found in the Rondavel hut where they were sleeping.

Preliminary investigation reveals that they had been assaulted by their own mother with a sledge hammer.

Consequently, they suffered serious injuries to the upper bodies.

The circumstances surrounding the incident will form part of the investigation.

The mother was immediately arrested and will be charged for murder.

She is expected to appear in Engcobo Magistrate’s Court once charged.

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SOURCESouth African Police Service