'Shock' as Judge Dismisses Damages Claim in Pit Toilet Death Case
"It is our view that this is a missed opportunity for developing the law in respect of constitutional damages," said South African legal advocacy group Section27 in response to a decision by Judge Gerrit Muller of the Polokwane High Court to dismiss a claim for roughly R3 million in damages brought against the Limpopo Department of Basic Education for the drowning of five-year-old Michael Komape in a school pit latrine in 2014.
News24Wire, 23 April 2018
Disappointment and disbelief were etched into the faces of Rosina and Maloti Komape, the parents of Michael Komape, after the Limpopo High Court in Thohoyandou dismissed their… Read more »
GroundUp, 23 April 2018
"The failure to award damages in this case stands in contrast to the damages that were awarded ... to the families of the Life Esidimeni," says SECTION27 Read more »
James and Rosina Komape remember clearly the day their son Michael drowned in a toilet at his school.
South Africa: Bereaved Father Starts Drive to Fix Limpopo Schools
GroundUp, 20 March 2018
"I don't want my son to be forgotten. I want his name and memory to live on." Read more »
Daily Maverick, 16 March 2018
Lumko Mkhethwa will be buried in Bizana in the rural Eastern Cape on Saturday. Although an investigation is under way regarding specific details, the Grade R pupil died after… Read more »
South Africa: Girl, 5, Dies After Falling Into Pit Toilet At School
News24Wire, 15 March 2018
A 5-year-old girl has died after falling into a pit toilet at a primary school in the Eastern Cape, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga confirmed on Thursday. Read more »
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 ... Read more »