The pit toilet in which a child drowned on 21 January 2014, in Sengatane. 5-Year-old Michael fell into and drowned in the pit toilet at his school, Mahlodumela Full Service School.
Editors note: The deceased child was originally erroneously named as Viwe Jali. We apologise for the error, which arose from official sources.
JOHANNESBURG - Three lobby groups are calling for the eradication of pit toilets by the end of the year, following the death of yet another pupil.
Five-year-old Ziwe Mkhethwa&39;s body was found at Luna Primary School in Bizana, in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday.
Basic Education for All, Section 27 and the Treatment Action Campaign say Michael Komape&39;s death in 2014, should have been a wake-up call. Komape fell into a collapsed pit latrine at Mahlodumela Primary School in Limpopo.
Section 27 and the Komape family are awaiting judgment on the matter.
A delegation from the National Council of Provinces said it was shocked by the death of yet another child.
eNCA | Child&39;s family, Section 27 to sue government after pit toilet drowning https://t.co/XBwQlyoTo9— Xolani Ukumkani (@VoteDA2019) November 13, 2017
Education officials have also visited Jali&39;s family.
Watch Equal Education director, Nurina Ally&39;s interview with eNCA&39;s Uveka Rangappa on this matter above.