'Killer mom' begs for forgiveness

2012-01-10 07:48

Cape Town - Zulpha Jacobs, 30, the woman accused of killing her 2-year-old son on the Cape Flats, has reportedly asked her sister for forgiveness.

Jacobs’s sister, Mishqah Hendricks, told The Times she had visited Jacobs in prison and had been told that women inmates at Pollsmoor Prison had roughed up her sister.

Hendricks said her sister had started to cry when she saw her, after thinking she wouldn’t have anything to do with her after what had happened.

She then asked for “touba” - forgiveness - and Hendricks told her “Allah maaf”, which means God forgive.

Jacobs appeared in the Mitchells Plain Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday in connection with the death of her son, Taariq, who died after being suffocated.

His body was found in a shallow grave two days after Jacobs had reported him missing.   

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-10 07:53

    Forgiveness?? One word: NO!

      Dane - 2012-01-10 08:29

      two words: HELL NO

      mokgadim - 2012-01-10 09:52

      three words: OH HELL NO

      Janice - 2012-01-10 10:21

      What the hell is she asking her sister for forgiveness for???

      DiamondDirk - 2012-01-10 11:20

      God forgives, but he also punishes the ones who commit a sin like this. Killing a helpless child is hard to forgive. How do someone doing this ask for anything?

      Kieron - 2012-01-10 11:29

      Imagine the mental position of frailty to commit such an atrocious act, then imagine once it has been committed and she became lucid, that guilt must be all consuming... I understand everyone's anger implicitly, I just thank God that we don't have to judge her because i cant even comprehend such an act. What a tragedy for all concerned.

      Squeegee - 2012-01-10 14:36

      For which of the three children she killed was she asking for forgiveness?

  • Lyndatjie - 2012-01-10 07:59

    Why do people only beg for forgiveness once they are caught? Why don't they hand themselves in to the authorities BEFORE they are caught and beg for forgiveness then? Sorry -but this only happens because people are sorry that they've been CAUGHT. So NO!

      Silvana - 2012-01-10 10:27

      @Lyndatjie. It's only a crime/sin when you are found out. That's how malfeasants' brains work.

      DiamondDirk - 2012-01-10 11:24

      @Lyndatjie - You're right. If she wasn't caught, would she still ask for forgiveness? I think not. At the end of the day she will have to answer for what she did to a helpless child.

  • John - 2012-01-10 08:03

    Commit the crime you pay the price. We live in a country where there are no consequences for our actions. And it begins in primary schools where teachers are no longer allowed to punish kids. Forgiveness does not negate paying the price for what you have done.

      Garth - 2012-01-10 10:04

      Agree to all John. Accountability is no longer taught at home nor at school.

  • Larry - 2012-01-10 08:04

    Not a chance. She is the lowest form of Murderer.

  • nasheenar - 2012-01-10 08:06

    We cant really judge, however would she have felt this way, had she got away with this crime? Does she have remorse now that she is being "Roughed up" by other inmates? or is it a case of feeling sorry for herself. She has to live with her actions so no matter how forgiving anyone is, she knows what she did.

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 09:16

      Only God can judge. I dont have children and dont ever plan on having, by choice. So that is why this woman disgusts me. She brought an innocent child into this world, she can not decide to take it away. And I also believe that she killed her other 2 children

  • Sanet Oelofse - 2012-01-10 08:07

    She did not beg until she was getting some well deserved prison justice. Now it's sobbing all over the place.

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 09:10

      The idiot was begging at 1 stage, begging for Capetonions to find her missing boy. I felt so sorry for her then. But while I was feeling sorry for her, she knew what she had done. I have no sympathy for that devil.

  • Deeteem - 2012-01-10 08:10

    Let the inmates get hold of the bitch !!

  • desmandjvv - 2012-01-10 08:20

    The innmates MUST REALLY rough her up Once and for EVER!!!!!!!!

      Dane - 2012-01-10 08:30

      To be honest im suprised she is still alive in there...

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 08:54

      No, they musnt kill her, they must keep her alive so she can suffer for the rest of her pathetic life

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  • rickvcooper - 2012-01-10 08:31

    Not 'god forgive' - god damn!

  • Helen - 2012-01-10 08:33

    This is not a mom. She is a monster.

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 08:50

      she's a killer. Women like that should have their female parts removed to never ever give life

  • MastersVoice - 2012-01-10 08:34

    Jacob Zuma has begged for forgiveness twice for his indiscretions (who knows how many have died of AIDS taking a shower after unprotected sex since then?), so it seems that is all that is required in South Africa...

      Viwe Toto - 2012-01-10 10:22

      such a stupid comment! So irrelevant!!!!

      MastersVoice - 2012-01-10 12:09

      Let me put it differently then. South Africans seem to believe apologizing is all that is needed to remove adverse consequences for their actions. Perhaps this is because our Beloved President's been setting the example?

  • Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 08:47

    This woman must go and f/*k her hand, she is not allowed to shed a tear. She is not allowed to make a sound, cause Im sure her son made a sound when she was killing him. She ignored it, that's why the boy is dead

      Garth - 2012-01-10 10:36

      `This woman must go and f/*k her hand' . . . What???

  • smoochee69 - 2012-01-10 08:51

    One Sick Bitch .....

  • Tatum - 2012-01-10 08:53

    She was roughed up in jail? That's fantastic news! She needs to get what she deserves!

  • Ruwaida - 2012-01-10 08:58

    Do the crime and do the time. This poor innocent boy's life was taken for no apparent reason. Was he given the opportunity to say his sorry and beg for forgiveness. No I think hustice must be served here as there are people who really want children and cannot have children and then you find these mothers that abuse the poor innnocent children. No mercy for her as far as I am concerned. Who gave her the right to take this little life, a life that was given by GOD Allmight He is the only one that gives life that has to be lived in abundance and he when a child is born determines when that life shall come to an end. No person has the right to take another's life.

  • Mona - 2012-01-10 09:06

    But why did she do it how does any human kill a child let alone your own that you gave birth to???

      nasheenar - 2012-01-10 15:54

      Her type is called a psycopath.Someone that inflicts pain and abuse.Violent crimes are generally associated with psycopaths.They are unable to attach empathy or emotional depth to the situation. Basically they have no emotion with whatever they have done.She fits the profile perfectly, considering she might have killed her other children.

  • Ruth - 2012-01-10 09:14

    Put her in the same cell as Johann Kotze (when Interpol finds him) They deserve each other, well done to the other inmates!!!

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 09:22

      oh hell no, They'll have more children and kill them as well

  • Mr C - 2012-01-10 09:18

    Rot in jail... there is NO excuse or justification for killing then burying your child. She's only now upset & "crying" because she got caught!

  • nishaatf - 2012-01-10 09:23

    Who do u kill ur own child , I look at my two sons the baby which is two years old , and i cant bear to see him gets hut then i see a mother killing her own flesh same age as mine ,Allah God nows knw , and only he can 4give, But may she be punished for what she did to her son,

      nasheenar - 2012-01-10 16:05

      Ronelle Germshys you need to calm down. NishaatF is not wrong in what he is saying.He says he doesnt understand how a mother can kill her own flesh and blood. Yes only god can judge and not us. We may be very unhapy about the situation but it is not for us to judge that is the job of God.

  • Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 09:30

    It can only be a child killer that would dislike anything said on here. You have sympathy for this woman??? Go read your Bible again. God is the only one that can take away life. Its NOT up to us

      Viwe Toto - 2012-01-10 10:20

      maybe u need to go read YOUR Bible... God is the 1 & only person that can judge this woman, & let me remind you no sin is greater than another & yes no one in their right mind can kill their own child so I don't see why you are being judgemental... Who knows maybe u'll also lose it 1 of these days & kill your own.

      Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 16:12

      and who died and made you God. I dont have children, but the mere fact that she would kill her own child revolts me. If her life was so bad, why didnt she just kill herself. That child could have been our next president. Put that in your pipe and smoke it

      Tracy - 2012-01-10 17:39

      Ag Viwe, you really don't get the plot. Just another african with no life values.

  • Ronell Germshuys - 2012-01-10 09:33

    May she never see heaven to set her eyes on that child again!!!

  • colleen.figg - 2012-01-10 09:37

    judgemental bunch on this thread I see......

  • MissC - 2012-01-10 09:41

    I do not know why anybody would ever hurt let alone kill a child. If I were ever to choose to be a mum my child would be treasured and protected until my dying breath! So for a mum to kill her own child - there must be something seriously wrong with this woman! Perhaps even more sad is that it was stated on the news yesterday that two of her other children died under mysterious circumstances and police will look into it now?. Perhaps what is even more sad is that people don't speak up when something is wrong, coupled with the fact that people don't really think about the consequences of having children. So three dead children??? Her families and friends did not question the first two deaths? That is beyond comrehension to me. How does a mother live with that?

  • Shirley - 2012-01-10 10:27

    Too little,too late-accept your fate!! You should get life without parole with those "friendly" ladies in jail it should be a blast!

  • Kerry - 2012-01-10 10:56

    The woman is sick, who on earth kills their child (children - apparently her other two also died) then buries the child, then reports the child missing and then asks her sister for forgiveness. what is up with these sick people and their stupid actions.

  • Moi - 2012-01-10 12:55

    God forgive me...I am unable to find any sympathy or compassion for someone that murdered their own child.

  • Fiona - 2012-01-10 12:58

    See there are some important people posting here that they can talk for God :-). It is not for you to judge. Of course she must be punished according to society laws, but let God do his own judging, and lets rather watch what comes out of our mouths than add to the violence and negative talk. Swearing and calling names, no wonder our society produce people that are violent and have no respect for life.

  • Samantha - 2012-01-10 13:11

    We may not be able to forgive, but thank goodness we serve a loving and forgiving God!

  • nspaynter - 2012-01-10 13:11

    It reminds me of the necklacing of a few years ago. What absolute raw hate...... Is this really human? I know somebody who was arrested for a terrible crime. He also had crowds outside the court baying for his blood. I do not hate that man, I love him. I have even hugged him. As I do with other prisoners. Both he and Zulpha are loved by God, in spite of what they have done, or reputed to have done. Have you thought of praying for her?

  • Martinet - 2012-01-10 13:16

    It seems she only asked for forgiveness after being roughed up by the inmates... life's not so nice now is it lady?! Vat so!

  • rashaad880615 - 2012-01-10 13:51

    No real sympathy for her because murder is murder but after reading how she had the support of no one and had been rejected by her family and was practically homeless i cant help but feel that what happened is not entirely her fault. a crime has been committecd so she should be punished but prior to it happening there must have been warning signs as she was under severe stress .Why didnt her family help her even if only for the sake of the child

  • Lizl - 2012-01-10 14:14

    maybe the little one also begged.... :(

  • Justine - 2012-01-10 15:32

    Aw duddums!! Poor woman!! Let her suffer!!! Just as she did that helpless 2 year old! She didn't help him, she murdered that innocent baby! Let her suffer slowly!!

  • andrea.booysen1 - 2012-01-23 17:23

    fukc the pig i hope the chicks in prison rape her and as they see the look of fear and desperation in her c**t face slowly suffocate repeating her sons name to her then tear her rubbish body to pieces and flush it down the toilet fukc bad mothers die you motherfukcers i dont wanna pay tax to feed you pigs

  • Shamiela - 2012-02-24 09:56

    Exactly why is she asking her sister for forgiveness? She is looking for sympathy, I dont feel sorry for murderers or rapist whether you are my family or not, her sister needs to think of the child I mean "children" she killed! And not get soft for the psycho.

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