North West pupil dies after consuming school feeding scheme meal – claim

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North West pupil dies after consuming school feeding scheme meal – claim

Naledi Shange | 2017-03-14 15:53:33.0

A school girl holds a container to receive her free mid-day meal, distributed by a government-run primary school. File photo

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A learner from the Thuto Lore Secondary School in Bloemhof in the North West has reportedly died‚ allegedly after consuming food provided by the school’s feeding scheming.

According to the Progressive Students Movement‚ several others learners were hospitalized after consuming the same food on Monday.

A source confirmed that a death had occurred at the school‚ saying investigations were still under way.

Department spokesperson‚ Freddy Sepeng‚ would not immediately confirm the incident.

“We are still going to the school. I cannot confirm anything at this stage‚” he said.

Meanwhile‚ the PSM said it was also conducting investigations into the matter.

In a statement‚ the group said it was planning on laying charges against the education department.



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