African Mum Who Killed Her 3 Children By Driving Into A Lake Blames ‘witchcraft’
A mum has pleaded guilty to murdering three of her children by driving her car into a lake. Twins Madit and Anger Manyang, four, and Bol, one, all perished when their mum’s four-wheel-drive car became submerged in a lake in Melbourne, Australia.
Now Akon Guode, 37, had admitted murdering the three siblings and attempting to murder their older sister Awel, six, who was left fighting for her life after the crash.
Police accused Guode of driving into Lake Gladman on purpose, but she initially claimed she was not responsible because she was under the “spell” of witchcraft at the time. Now she has admitted charges of murder and attempted murder.
Victoria Police collision investigator and civil engineer Detective Senior Constable Robert Hay said: “From the drive-throughs of the collision scene, it is my opinion that the car could not and did not just drift off the roadway.” Awel, six, was left fighting for her life at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital after the crash. The grey 2005 Toyota Kluger smashed through shrubs as it careered towards Lake Gladman before continuing for another 10 metres and sinking.
The heartbroken father of the children, who came from a Sudanese family, initially he believed the crash was an accident.
Frantic police and passers-by immediately leaped into action and dived into the water to try and help all those in the car.
Rescuers began smashing windows in a desperate effort to pull children free of the partially submerged car.
Seventeen-year-old Sara Omar was walking in the parklands near the lake’s edge as the people-carrier ploughed into the lake and saw a man race to help.