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

The details of the death of Nomboleko Simayile, who is 32-year-old are sketchy at this stage. According to the police, she passed away in hospital


Simayile also complained about not feeling well, she was taken to hospital where she died.

According to the family, they were told by the Engcobo Police that around Sunday afternoon. Nomboleko Simayile said she couldn’t breath, when the ambulance didn’t arrive, she was taken to hospital.

Eastern Cape mother
Eastern Cape 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 also shocked the residents of Tsalaba village and the whole country. 


11-year-old Lizalise went to school at Gulandoda Junior Secondary school. She was also 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.”

The four children had been sleeping in the same rondavel as their mother, at her father’s homestead. It is also alleged that Simayile bludgeoned Lizalise (11) Inganathi (9), Othalive (5) and Elihle (2) to death with a hammer. 

On Thursday, Mthundezi Simayile attended his daughter’s court hearing where she was to apply for bail after being charged with four counts of murder. He had hoped she would be able to attend the funeral of her four children, scheduled for Friday.

But Nomboleko Simayile collapsed before her hearing and her bid for bail was postponed to the end of the month.

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