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TWO WOMEN TO APPEAR IN COURT FOLLOWING DEATH OF FIVE CHILDREN.

On Tuesday, the two women from the Itireleng informal settlement near Laudium whose five children burned to death after being left unattended in a shack will appear at the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court. Lindiwe Machaka, 39, and Zanele Machaka, allegedly locked five children in shack unattended before a fire broke out.

According to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Zanele lost her three children in the shack fire, while Lindiwe is said to be a grandmother of two of the children who perished in the inferno.

“They are facing five counts of culpable homicide for the death of five children aged one, two, four, five and six. Lindiwe is the grandmother to two of the children, aged one and two,” said Lumka Mahanjana, Gauteng regional spokesperson for the NPA.

Last week, the two women appeared before the Atteridgeville Magistrate’s Court, where the matter was postponed to September 12, for confirmation of address.

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