An 11-year old Grade 6 learner has died after a Jojo tank fell on top of her this morning. The incident took place at Bankfontein Combined School in Middleburg, Nkangala District, Mpumalanga Province. It is believed that the girl was drinking water when this happened. The Mpumalanga Department of Education said, in a statement that this is sad.
Mpumalanga Education spokesperson, Jasper Zwane says the details remain sketchy
“We’ll be visiting the school tomorrow morning to establish the circumstances that led to the incident and also to pay homage to the fallen learner and to pay our condolences to the bereaved family,” says Zwane.
He said the department will also establish the extent to which the family could be assisted during their time of bereavement.
The MEC for Education, Mr Bonakele Majuba was very much disturbed after he was informed about this sad incident and that an investigation into the matter has already been launched.
“We are deeply saddened by the unfortunate passing on of our grade 6 learner at Bankfontein Combined School. I wish to express our deepest condolences to the bereaved parents and the family as well as the Bankfontein School Community for this loss of a young life. May Her Soul Rest in Peace,” said MEC Majuba.