Boy (6) found hanging in Limpopo school bathroom


Police in Limpopo are still investigating circumstances surrounding the death of a six-year-old boy found hanging in a bathroom at his school.

The grade 1 learner was found hanging in the bathroom at Dorothy Langa Primary School in Seshego last week.

It is alleged that the 6-year-old learner requested to go to the bathroom and his lifeless body was later discovered by a classmate who was sent to look for him.

The DA has urged the MEC for Education, Ishmael Kgetjepe, to ensure that a team of social workers is dispatched to the school to render counseling services to learners, educators, and family members.

“This is not an isolated incident. In 2014, a grade 1 learner, Michael Komape, tragically died after falling into a pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primary School in Chebeng outside Polokwane,’ said DA’s Jacques Smalle.

She said last week a learner at Solomon Mahlangu High School in Phagameng, Modimolle was fatally stabbed by a fellow learner on the school premises.

“The DA is deeply concerned about the safety of our learners at schools and urge the Department to enhance safety, security and monitoring measures to avert such tragic incidents,” said Smalle.

TNA Reporter