Saulsville mother sentenced for killing her two young kids

Saulsville mother sentenced for killing her two young kids

The High Court in Pretoria sentenced 29-year-old Lehlogonolo Bokaba to 10 years behind bars following her conviction on two counts of murder.

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The Saulsville resident killed her two children, a two-month-old infant and an 8-year-old. 


The court ordered that the sentences should run concurrently after Bokaba pleaded guilty to the charges against her on Monday.


She told the court that her husband was continuously cheating on her, and he was also not assisting her with the children. 


 National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Lumka Mahanjana said Bokaba told the court that after killing her children, she attempted to commit suicide. 


“She told the court in her plea statement that she felt overwhelmed with the state of her relationship with her husband and decided to kill herself and her children by hanging them with a cord to save them from the consequence of growing up without a mother.  


"The incident was discovered by the mother-in-law after she received a missed call from Bokaba, and Bokaba had not gone to her in-law’s house to prepare food for the children.  


"When the mother-in-law went to the backroom to check, she found the bodies of the children on top of the bed.  


"Police were called, and Bokaba was arrested.” 


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