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Pupil's death prompts government action

The construction of new toilets is now underway at the school he attended in Limpopo.

FILE: New toilets are now being built at the Mahlodumela Primary School where a pupil died last Monday. Picture: Masego Rahlaga/EWN.

LIMPOPO - A week after pupil Michael Komape's death, construction of new toilets is now underway at the school he attended in Limpopo.

The grade R pupil's body was discovered in a pit toilet on Monday.

He had gone to use the toilet during break time and when he failed to returned to class, his teacher apparently assumed he had gone home for the day.

A funeral service was held for him at his home in the Chebeng Village on Sunday morning.

Seemingly the government has acted quickly to the tragedy which occurred at the Mahlodumela Primary School last week.

The Limpopo Education Department has been under pressure to attend to the sanitation crisis at schools in the province over the past two years, but nothing was done.

While his family laid Komape to rest, construction began to build new toilets at the school.

The pit toilet in which Michael fell has since been demolished and covered up with sand.

During the funeral service the young Michael Komape was described as a good boy who respected his elders.

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