A GRADE EIGHT LEARNER DIES AT KANANA SECONDARY SCHOOL
The North West Education MEC, Mmaphefo Matsemela conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the family of a Grade 8 learner who collapsed and died at Kanana Secondary School in Kanana Township, near Klerksdorp on Wednesday, 19 February 2020.
It is alleged that at 14:45 afternoon towards the school out, the deceased together with her friend they were outside at the veranda of their classroom. The deceased complained to her friend about the stomach pains. She fell down on her face and collapsed.
The deceased was taken to the sick bay to wait for the ambulance and upon realisation that the ambulance delayed. The principal rushed the deceased learner to the local clinic and she was confirmed dead on arrival by the nursing staff.
MEC Matsemela who was shocked and saddened by the incident conveyed her heartfelt condolences to the family of the learner.
“On behalf of the department I would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and the school community of Kanana Secondary. This is an unfortunate incident; we never expected to lose our learner in this manner and at this young age. We teach learners expecting them to finish their studies and be able to contribute to the economy of our country. Unfortunately our plans are not God’s plans”, said MEC Matsemela.
Matsemela indicated that already the Inclusive Education officials have been sent to the school to conduct counselling to the learners, teachers and including the family of the deceased.
An inquest case has been opened with the police and the details of the memorial service and the funeral will be communicated in due cause.
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