Family does not believe school girl died from feeding scheme meal
Naledi Shange | 2017-03-14 17:50:31.0
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The North West education department has dismissed claims that a learner from Thuto Lore Secondary School died from eating a meal provided by the school’s feeding scheme.
“We held a meeting with family and the family did not apportion blame to the school’s meals‚” said spokesperson Freddy Sepeng.
“The child in question has a history of seizures‚” said Sepeng.
The 15-year-old girl‚ who was in Grade 8‚ collapsed at the school on Monday while sharing a meal with another learner.
She later died.
“The other learner who was eating from the same plate is perfectly fine‚” said Sepeng.
A postmortem would be conducted to rule out any foul play.
“The department and the police are also investigating‚” said Sepeng.
Earlier‚ the Progressive Student Movement released a statement where they claimed several other learners were hospitalized after eating the same food.
Sepeng dismissed the allegations‚ saying there were no other cases reported.