JOHANNESBURG – The case against a Mpumalanga mother accused of murdering her four children in Emalahleni has been postponed until February while she undergoes a psychiatric evaluation.
Zinhle Maditla abandoned her bid for bail in the local regional court on Monday.
The 24-year-old mother handed herself over to police in December after her children, aged between 11 months and eight-years-old, were poisoned.
The spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority in Mpumalanga, Monica Nyuswa, says: “She brought an application to be sent for psychiatric evaluation, thereafter the court granted the order for her to be taken for the mental observation. The matter was then postponed.”