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Mom arrested for killing 5 children

2011-10-19 15:33

Johannesburg - A woman has been arrested for murdering her five children in Lower Majeakgoro Village in Pampierstad, Northern Cape police said on Wednesday.

"A family member went to the house on Monday and found the bodies of the five children," said Captain Cherelle Ehlers.

The woman was arrested on Tuesday, she said.

The children were aged 13, 10, 5, 4 and 2.

"An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death."

Police are investigating.

Comments
  • stephen.manicus - 2011-10-19 15:41

    she is a devil, what is this world coming to?????

      SimnikiweNtingi - 2011-10-19 17:39

      The devil told her to do it

  • sandimzilikazi - 2011-10-19 15:47

    WTF!! Could she not have just hung herself and let the children be, now she has to live with herself & deal with her demons!!! AMEN! HAYI NDINCAMILE KENGOKU!

  • Michelle - 2011-10-19 15:48

    What the #$%@ is wrong with these people??? These last couple of weeks there have been numerous articles about mothers murdering their children!!! They must never be allowed the privilege of having another child. No child deserves to be murdered!!! NEVER!!!! No matter what the circumstances!

      Chris - 2011-10-19 16:14

      Hey Michelle, have some compassion. You don't know what her situation is. Depression, helplessness and hopelessness can push you over the edge.

      Bryan - 2011-10-19 16:22

      Come on Chris, you gotta be kidding me!! Compassion for a mother who murdered her 5 kids...WTF dude..!!

      Daphne - 2011-10-19 16:25

      @Chris - I agree, but there is help?

      Theresa - 2011-10-19 16:33

      No Chris,I also have no compassion for this murderous b!tch.If she couldn't look after them she shouldn't have had them!Nothing justifies the murder of a child!

      berni.venter - 2011-10-19 16:49

      @Chris - Agree with you 100%. Remember, you will be judged according to the measures you judge others by!

      Tanzanite - 2011-12-02 14:58

      There is no excuse for killing your child. Depression? I'm sorry but I had my fair share of depression and severe debilitating anxiety attacks few years back...Yes if you are going through that, you do consider suicide but I've never EVER ever EVER thought of doing anything to my children...

      rochelle.kruger.14 - 2012-11-08 09:13

      i agree with Cal for a mother to do that there must be a complete phsycological breakdown. there is a deeper story there.

  • Jacqueline - 2011-10-19 15:53

    How terrible ;(

  • Ingrid - 2011-10-19 16:00

    This is so terrible. The poor kids! Most likely a mental health case.

  • Atang - 2011-10-19 16:08

    Eish! This woman is sick. How can she do that to her own children...

      sandimzilikazi - 2011-10-19 16:12

      depression

  • Landon - 2011-10-19 16:15

    Sigh!!!! why have kids in the 1st place??

  • joelstew - 2011-10-19 16:16

    What was she thinking?

  • ntsiki.mdeni - 2011-10-19 16:17

    This story does not have facts. Like, it doesn't even say how they established that its her that killed the kids..

  • Gail - 2011-10-19 17:58

    Nobody has asked where the father/s of these 5 children was/ere. Maybe she was an alcoholic or had mental problems or had done time and couldn't feed the children due to unemployment. Let none of us judge her until we know more about why she did this. By not killing herself she will have to pay in jail where maybe she will get help and then have to live for rest of her life with the guilt and the nightmares.

  • r.mashigo - 2011-10-19 19:03

    Is she mental?? hai

  • Winsome - 2011-10-19 19:15

    This poor woman. I dont want to judge her before I know all the facts - but something really dreadful must have driven her to this.. May the little ones RIP.

  • Althea - 2011-10-21 11:35

    Those children's lives should not have been taken.

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