South African Court Hears Testimony in Pit Toilet Death Case
The family of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died after he fell into a pit toilet in January 2014, have demanded damages from Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, claiming that the department failed to maintain facilities at Mahlodumela Primary School.
Daily Maverick, 30 November 2017
Michael Komape drowned in the most undignified way - in a pit toilet at his school in Chebeng Village in Polokwane. He was five years old. To most people, our government… Read more »
News24Wire, 20 November 2017
The Department of Basic Education was warned about "sinking toilets" at Mahlodumela Primary School as early as 2004 - ten years before five-year-old Michael Komape fell into a pit… Read more »
Posters commemorating Michael Komape who died after he fell into a pit toilet at Mahlodumela Primacy School in Chebeng Village, outside Polokwane, on 20 January 2014.
GroundUp, 20 November 2017
Photographs shows that the school toilets where Michael Komape died were in poor condition Read more »
News24Wire, 17 November 2017
The family of the Limpopo schoolboy who died after falling into a pit toilet three years ago suffered severe psychological trauma, the Limpopo High Court heard on Friday. Read more »
GroundUp, 16 November 2017
The state argued on Thursday that the case brought against it by the Komape family is really about money. Five-year-old Michael Komape drowned in a pit toilet at his school near… Read more »
The parents of five-year-old Michael Komape, who died after he fell into a pit toilet in January 2014, have said that they are suing the Health Department for U.S.$210,000 (R3 ... Read more »