Grade 1 Learner Died Today In Tsakane After Eating Biscuits From Local Spaza – N'wamitwa Times

Grade 1 Learner Died Today In Tsakane After Eating Biscuits From Local Spaza

Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane  is devastated by an incident that took place on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, where a Grade 1 girl learner from Mandlethu Primary School in Tsakane, Brakpan, passed away after allegedly consuming biscuits from a local spaza shop.

It is said that the learner began experiencing health complications in class just before break at 11h00 and started vomiting a few minutes later. The learner’s parents were contacted immediately to come to the school while emergency services were also alerted to provide necessary medical assistance.

Unfortunately, the learner was certified dead by paramedics upon arrival.

According to information, the parents confirmed that the child had consumed biscuits which were bought from a local spaza shop owned by foreign nationals.

Police are investigating circumstances surrounding this incident. School psycho-Social unit will be deployed tomorrow(Wednesday, 7 February) to provide trauma support.

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