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Gauteng Education Department mourns death of two pupils

The Gauteng Department of Education has sent its condolences to the families of two pupils who died in separate incidents in Hammanskraal on Wednesday.

According to department spokesperson Steve Mabona an eight-year-old girl from Selang Primary School in Hammanskraal died on April 29 after touching an electric cable that was wrongly earthed at home. The deceased died on her arrival at a local hospital. 

Mabona added and said that the police were investigating the circumstances surrounding the girl’s death. Meanwhile, a 12-year-old boy from Lethabo Phalane Primary School pupil, who was diabetic, died in hospital after reportedly experiencing complications at home on 21 April.

On behalf of the Department of Education, MEC Panyaza Lesufi has extended his condolences to the families of the deceased.

“We would like to convey our sincere condolences to both families and the school community. We pray for their strength during this time of affliction,” said MEC Lesufi.

Both schools will facilitate memorial services to celebrate their lives after the lockdown has ended, said the Gauteng Department of Education.

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