Woman accused of poisoning four children denied bail

Woman accused of poisoning four children denied bail

The Witbank Magistrate’s Court has denied murder-accused Zinhle Maditla bail, saying it won’t be in the interest of justice for her to be set free.

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The 25-year-old mother is accused of the murder of her four children.

Madiitla pleaded not guilty during her court appearance on Monday.

The National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) spokesperson in Mpumalanga Monica Nyuswa says the case will now be transferred to the high court sitting in Middelburg.

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"She's facing four counts of murdering her four children, who are between the ages of 8 years to 11 months.

"Her next appearance date is the 9th of September for her first appearance at a high court sitting in Middelburg."

Maditla has been in custody for almost 6 months after handing herself over to police.

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