Johannesburg – The Gauteng MEC for Education Matome Chiloane is expected to visit a school in Pretoria on Tuesday following the death of a Grade 6 pupil on a school trip on Friday.
The pupil from the Rafalotse Primary School in Winterveld, Pretoria, lost his life while swimming.
It is alleged that educators and parents were alerted by learners about a fellow learner who was unresponsive in one of the swimming pools.
“The educators are reported to have immediately removed the learner from the swimming pool and tried to resuscitate him while waiting for emergency services and police to respond accordingly,” it said.
The learner was certified dead by paramedics upon their arrival.
South Africa Education News