Joburg – Calls to end ‘pens down’ parties have grown following the deadly tragedy at Enyobeni Tavern in East London, Eastern Cape in June where 21 pupils lost their lives due to drunkenness.
Reports at the time said 21 pupils from local schools were part of a celebration of the end of the mid-year term exams in the tavern at Scenery Park township when tragedy struck.
The tragedy shocked the nation, answers were demanded and tavern owners were warned not to allow underage children to purchase alcohol for their stores.
Speaking to IOL, Department of Basic Education spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga, said they have reminded pupils in every visit they did that they must take care of themselves…
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