[LISTEN] Parents of child who drowned in pit toilet seek justice

Talk Radio 702's Stephen Grootes speaks to Nomatter Ndebele, spokesperson at Section 27, on how they are helping the family of Michael Komape in its trial.

JOHANNESBURG - Section 27 spokesperson Nomatter Ndebele says the story of Michael Komape is important because of the tragic loss of life and how it highlights the state of basic education in the country.

Komape died after falling into a pit toilet at school in 2014.

The trial against the Basic Education Minister will be heard at the Polokwane High Court from Monday and has been set down for three weeks.

Ndebele says leaders should account for their citizens and it seems many of them do not care.

She says corruption and a lack of accountability have led to leaders acting with impunity.

Ndebele says there are at least 1.7 million learners in Limpopo alone who are subjected to unsafe learning conditions.

Listen to the audio above for more.

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