'Killer' mom to stay in jail
Kimberley - The Northern Cape mother accused of killing her five children was still in police custody and would appear in court again next week, according to a report on Friday.
Venolia Siwa, 35, appeared in the Pampierstad Magistrate's Court on Thursday but did not apply for bail, The Star newspaper reported.
She has applied for legal aid and will appear in court again on Monday when she was expected to enter a plea.
Siwa was arrested on Tuesday after the bodies of the five children, aged between 2 and 13, were found at their home in Lower Majeakgoro Village, in Pampierstad.
State prosecutor Lesego Diale told the court the killings were believed to have been premeditated and "well thought out".
Police spokesperson Captain Cherelle Ehlers earlier said it appeared the children had been drowned but post-mortems still needed to be concluded.