Boy dies after getting on treadmill

2012-11-15 08:36

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Cape Town - Pupils and teachers at a Cape Town high school are receiving counselling after the death of a popular Grade 11 pupil in the school gym.

It is believed that Mogamat Pietersen, 17, suffered a heart attack after getting onto the treadmill at Lavender Hill Secondary, reported the Cape Argus.

A memorial service was held at the school on Tuesday.

The teen’s grandmother, Farida Lawrence, said he had a heart condition.

According to teacher Clifford Kiewit, the boy had only been on the treadmill for about two minutes when he collapsed.

“We are just so sad. He had such a loving character,” said Kiewit.

“He was very jolly. He liked music and watching videos… He was always there for his grandfather. We are really going to miss him,” said his grandmother.

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