Grade one learner found hanging in school toilet


The body of a grade one learner was found hanging in a school toilet in Polokwane, Limpopo. 

Police confirmed that the body of a 9-year-old boy was discovered at Dorothy Langa Primary School.

The police’s Lt-Col Moatshe Ngoepe said it is believed that the boy asked his teacher if he could leave the class and go to the rest room, but failed to return back to class.

“Another learner was sent to go and look for him and subsequently that is when this gruesome discovery was made. The deceased was transported to the local clinic where he was confirmed dead on arrival.”

Ngoepe said circumstances behind the incident is still unknown.

“Police investigations including the autopsy will tell. Members of the communities including educators are advised to put child safety first on the basis that their movement and whereabouts must be monitored at all times to prevent this type of incidents to happen.”