Devastated teacher who was on duty when little Marno nearly strangled to death on a slide opens up

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Preschool teacher Jolandi Venter says she speaks to Marno's Muller's mom Helga every day. (PHOTO: Supplied/ Onkgopotse Koloti)
Preschool teacher Jolandi Venter says she speaks to Marno's Muller's mom Helga every day. (PHOTO: Supplied/ Onkgopotse Koloti)

She says the words softly. “I’m sorry. I’m just so sorry.”

Jolandi Venter is sitting in the principal’s office at the preprimary school in Brakpan, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng, soft blue makeup framing her sad eyes. 

The 37-year-old has been a preschool teacher for 10 years. She loves and understands children and knows how to care for them, she says.

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