WATCH: Maditla to be sentenced for murder of 4

The sentencing of Zinhle Maditla will begin shortly. Maditla was found guilty of killing her 4 children.

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JOHANNESBURG - The sentencing of Zinhle Maditla was heard on Friday.

Maditla was found guilty of the premeditated murder of her four children.

The Mpumalanga mother pleaded guilty in the Middelburg High Court.

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Her lawyer read out her plea statement saying Maditla consumed some of the poison to try to kill herself as well.

A pre-sentencing report says the 25-year-old may have been stressed about how she would take care of her children as a single and unemployed mother of four.