Boy found dead in container

2014-06-06 22:32
(File)

(File)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Ladysmith - A 12-year-old boy has been found dead in a container at the Inkanyezi Special School in Ladysmith, the KwaZulu-Natal education department said on Friday.

"He was reported missing on Wednesday by the school and the family when he did not return with the transport that takes him home," said spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi.

"They [the boy and his friends] were playing on Wednesday and he was found on Thursday. They [his friends] remembered the next day that there was someone there."

It appeared the boy had been locked in the container.

Mahlambi said the boy's condition and that of his friends needed to be assessed in relation to what happened.

"This is a special school. We need to assess the boy's condition and that of his friends," he said.

"We need to ascertain what kind of disability the boy and his friends have."

He said the department wanted to stop speculation around the boy's death, with his funeral taking place this weekend.

"The police are investigating and we are waiting for a report from the school," said Mahlambi.

"It's an undesirable thing. There is no parent who sends their child to school and doesn't expect to see them again. The department has sent its deepest condolences to the family."

- SAPA
Read more on:    ladysmith
NEXT ON NEWS24X
SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
18 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
SPONSORED CONTENT
Investment tips you need to know 2015-01-29 14:07

Ever wondered how to assess your future potential liability? Feroz Basa, Senior Portfolio Manager Old Mutual Investment Group, weighs in on all the investment tips you need to know. WATCH.

/News

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Valentine’s Day gifts – 14 Feb!

Gifts to spoil him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

Games on Sale!

Save up to 60% on selected games. While stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off All Textbooks

Save up to 30% off an extensive range of prescribed textbooks for all major universities and FET colleges. Shop Now!

Save up to 40% on outdoor accessories!

Tents, sleeping, day packs and more. While stocks last. Shop now!

30% off fragrances

Get 30% off fragrances for him and her. While stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Love is in the air and it is swirling around you in a romantic mist. This may be an idealistic yearning for that perfect love or...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.