An Eastern Cape community has been rocked by the gruesome discovery that a mother killed her 4 children with a hammer while they slept.
Police have since arrested the 32-year old woman on suspicion that she brutally attacked her children with a hammer.
According to reports, the mother from a village in Tsalaba, Eastern Cape used a 4-pound sledgehammer to inflict deadly blows to her children’s bodies.
The children were all under the age of twelve, and the youngest was just 2-years old. Police say they cannot comment on the nature of the crime or the exact weapon used as they are still working the crime scene.
The incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning, 09 November and the children all sustained severe injuries to their upper bodies.
Police identified the children as Lizalise (11), Inganathi (9), Othalive (5) and Elihle (2).
The mother will appear at the Engcobo Magistrates Court once she’s been charged.
This is a developing story and an update will be made once available.