Mother accused of killing her four kids dies

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Eastern Cape police have confirmed the death of the mother who allegedly bludgeoned to death her four young kids at Engcobo.

Details surrounding the death of 32 year old Nomboleko Simayile are sketchy at this stage.

This is a developing story. SABC News will bring you more details as they become available.

Video: Tsalaba villagers reeling from shock following the murder of four children

Four siblings allegedly murdered by their mother

The children, 11-year old Lizalise, 9-year old Inganthi, 5-year old Othalive and a 2-year old Elihle were allegedly bludgeoned to death by their 32-year old mother.

The gruesome murders shocked the residents of Tsalaba village.

11-year-old Lizalise went to school at Gulandoda Junior Secondary school. She was a popular child and a good learner. “Lizalise is a very calm person with a very flat voice. She was a very smart learner as a result my class was performing because of her,” he says.

The mayor of the Dr AB Xuma Municipality, Siyabulela Zanqa, says they will establish campaigns to assist vulnerable youth. “We need to make it a point that we roll out awareness programmes in all the wards, especially looking at vulnerable women. We make it a point that people who are suffering from depression they must have a platform to raise those issues.”

Video: GRAPHIC | Four children allegedly brutally killed by their mother laid to rest