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Alfonso Nqunjana

The 12-year-old boy who died after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a resort during a school trip could not swim, his family confirmed.

On 2 December, Grade 6 pupils from Refalotse Primary School in Winterveld, Tshwane, were accompanied by teachers and several parents on a school trip to an unnamed resort. 

According to a statement by the Gauteng Department of Education, after the pupils arrived, they were assembled for a formal ceremony and proceeded to have lunch.

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