Grade One Learner Hangs Himself In School Toilet


The South African Police Service(SAPS) in Limpopo has condemned acts of child neglect and safety at schools after a 6-year-old grade one learner was found hanging in the toilet of Dorothy Langa Primary School in Zone 2, Seshego.

According to SAPS, the grade one learner requested to go to the rest room. When he failed to return back to class, another learner was sent to go look for him.

The boy was found hanging in the toilet. He was rushed to a local clinic where he was confirmed dead on arrival.

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SAPS specified that the motive and circumstances behind the incident are still unknown. While investigations are still ongoing, the police service urged members of communities and educators to make child safety a priority and monitor their movement and whereabouts at all times.

Meanwhile, in Western Cape, SAPS’ crime combatting initiatives to tackle lucrative illegal abalone trade resulted in the arrest of a 40-year-old man.

The man was arrested for illegal possession of abalone in Paarl after members of the Paarl Police visible policing team received an anonymous tip regarding abalone that was being stored at a shop.

“After observation of the premises done by the members and K9 Unit, a vehicle was stopped and searched and afterward the premises were also searched.

“A 40-year-old suspect, from Paarl, was subsequently arrested after seven deep freezes were found in a vegetable shop in Jan Van Riebeeck Avenue, Paarl.

“Five of these fridges contained an undisclosed amount of frozen and freshly bagged abalone. 175 bags containing 17 237 units of abalone with an estimated street value of R4.3 million were seized,” SAPS related.

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Soon, the suspect will appear in court to face the charges against him.