South Africa's school pit latrine scandal: Why children are drowning

South Africa's school pit latrine scandal: Why children are drowning
 

During his first week at school, five-year-old Michael Komape drowned in a pit latrine in northern South Africa.
That day in January 2014 will be one his father James Komape will never forget.
As he takes me back to the school in Chebeng village, where the tragedy struck, his pain is palpable.
"When I arrived at the opening of the toilet hole all I could see was a small hand," he says.
"Some people were standing looking into the hole, no-one had thought to take him out. It's the saddest thing I've ever seen.
"No-one should die like that."
He pauses for a moment... read more

 
4 June 2018 in World News, Views: 71
Source: BBC
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