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4 portable toilets at Luna Primary School set alight amid protests

Two months ago, five-year-old Grade R pupil Lumka Mketwa drowned in a pit toilet.

A pit toilet. Picture: Cindy Archillies/EWN

CAPE TOWN - In the Eastern Cape, four portable toilets at Luna Primary School, where a learner drowned in a pit latrine, have been set alight.

This was during service delivery protests in Bizana.

Two months ago, five-year-old Grade R pupil Lumka Mketwa drowned in a pit toilet.

The Eastern Cape Education Department's Mali Mtima says there are plans in place to build toilets for Grade R pupils.

“As the department, we are going to build eight toilets there for the grade Rs, not four but eight. The construction company is supposed to be on site before the end of June,” he said.

(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)

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