Mother’s agony after boy dies in pit toilet

By Drum Digital
23 January 2014

The mother of a grade 0 pupil who drowned in a pit toilet at school, says she blames teachers for making children use the dilapidated toilet.

The Star newspaper reports that Rosina Komape, is distraught after her son, Michael drowned inside the school’s pit latrine.

It seemed that the rusty, corroded iron sheet that served as the pit toilet seat gave in while Michael was using it. The rusty seat and its white plastic lid fell in with him, the paper reports.

More than 4,000 schools in the province have had to go without proper toilets and sanitation for the past two years, despite promises by the department that the issues would be dealt with.

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