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Parliamentary committee concerned over school deaths

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Police divers during the search for Parktown Boys' High School learner Enoch Mpianzi

In the latest incident that has shocked the country 13-year-old Parktown Boys High School pupil, Enoch Mpianzi, drowned during a Grade 8 orientation camp.

The Select Committee on Education and Technology, Sports, Arts, and Culture has expressed its concern over the high number of incidents of tragic deaths of learners around the country.

In the latest incident that has shocked the country 13-year-old Parktown Boys High School pupil, Enoch Mpianzi, drowned during a Grade 8 orientation camp.

Mpianzi’s body was found on Friday in the Crocodile River near the premises of Nyati River and Bush Lodge where 200 grade 8 pupils from the High School were camping.

The committee has sent its condolences to Enoch Mpianzi’s loved ones after the child’s drowning during a school camp.

WATCH: Enoch Mpianzi’s father: ‘I want them to tell me what happened to my son’

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In another incident, last week 13-year-old Keamohetswe Seboko, a pupil at a primary school in Magaliesburg, drowned in the school’s swimming pool.

The committee has called on the Basic Education Department, school principals and teachers – to ensure all safety measures are strengthened – especially during after-school activities.

The committee says these measures can’t be compromised.

It has also called on the department to focus its attention on violence in schools following the stabbing of a grade 9 pupil at John Ramsey High School in Bishop Lavis in Cape Town.

According to the Western Cape Education Department, three suspects jumped over the school’s fence and allegedly stabbed the boy in the head during the second break.
He survived the attack.

In other news – Another drama as Longwe Twala was caught stealing Toiletries worth R200 by security guard

Twala was apprehended by a security guard from a popular grocery store chain at The Glen Mall, south of Johannesburg after he allegedly stole toiletries. Come Wednesday 22 January 2020, Longwe Twala will be appearing at the Booysens Magistrates Court on charges of shoplifting to the value of R200.

Chicco Twala and Son

Sunday Sun reports that Twala was apprehended by a security guard from a popular grocery store chain at The Glen Mall, south of Johannesburg after he allegedly stole toiletries. continue reading

Source: ewn

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