Grade 1 pupil found hanged at Limpopo school

Police say a six-year-old boy was found hanged in the toilet of the Dorothy Langa Primary School in Zone 2, Seshego, outside Polokwane

Spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the boy was found on Friday afternoon, between 11.30am-12.30pm.

“It is alleged that the deceased, who was a Grade 1 learner at the school, requested to go to the restroom and when he failed to return to class, another learner was sent to go and look for him and subsequently that is when this gruesome discovery was made. The deceased was transported to the local clinic where he was confirmed dead on arrival,” Ngoepe said.

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“The motive and circumstances behind this incident is unknown at this stage. Members of the community, including educators, are advised to put child safety first on the basis that their movement and whereabouts must be monitored at all times to prevent this type of incidents from happening.”

Ngoepe said that investigations continued.

The Limpopo SAPS condemned acts of child negligence and poor child safety measures, especially at schools, Ngoepe said.

– African News Agency (ANA)