Almost everyday, it seems we get to wake up to one sad news or the other. The rate of crime is gradually prevailing within the walls of South Africa.

A mother of two children allegedly murdered her kids by feeding them rat poison.

The 27-year old woman has been on the run for almost a week after the act.

According to Gauteng Police, she handed herself over to police on Saturday.

7 and 2 year-old siblings were found by their father in their mother’s home in Mokone block, Stinkwater, north of Pretoria on May 21.

Police spokesperson Constable Herman Moremi said police found rat poison next to the bed where the children were found in a “sleeping position”.

According to the mother’s confession, she poured poison in the food during breakfast and they both ate the food. She left for Bela Bela where she hid at a park for two days.

She had been charged with two counts of murder and was expected to appear in the Moretele Magistrate’s Court on Monday.