Boy (8) found dead at school

2014-06-06 00:00

An eight-year-old boy, who suffered from Down’s syndrome, has been found dead at his school.

The Department of Education yesterday released a statement saying that the boy, a pupil at Inkanyezi Special School near Ladysmith in the Uthukela district, was reported missing on Wednesday.

Sabelo Shoba was found dead yesterday, trapped in what the department described as a contractor’s container.

“As to what the child was doing there, it is not known yet,” said spokesperson for the department Sihle Mlotshwa.

Police however revealed that the boy was found in a water tank.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said police were investigating an inquest docket after the boy was found floating in the tank.

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