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Kelebogile Molopyane to be laid to rest in Hebron today

Sixteen-year-old Molopyane fell to his death from a second-floor balcony at Ferndale High School on Tuesday.

Ferndale High School pupil Kelebogile Molopyane fell to his death last week. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG –A grade 10 pupil who died earlier this week after having an epileptic seizure will be laid to rest in the North West on Sunday morning.

Kelobogile Molopyane fell to his death from a second-floor balcony at Ferndale High School on Tuesday.

The 16-year-old's memorial was held at the school on Friday, with mourners hearing how the boy had multiple talents and fought his medical condition with every ounce of his strength.

Molopyane's family has expressed gratitude for the support received from the education department and ordinary South Africans.

Family spokesperson Thalma Thoane said, “The service will start at 6 am and the cortege will leave for the cemetery at 8 am. He will be buried at the Hebron cemetery. The family is content with what has happened. They got support from other family members and the department.”

At the same time, a 21-year-old woman was arrested in Soweto for allegedly selling cakes baked with an illegal substance to school children.

On Friday, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi tweeted that over nearly 100 pupils from Ikusasalethu Secondary in Braamfischer received treatment after they ingested what he referred to as ‘poison cakes’.

Lesufi said most of the pupils had been discharged, but others remained critical.

Police spokesperson Kay Makhubele said, “They started to vomit and had blood coming out of their noses. They were taken to hospital and where they were tested positive to having used a space cake drug.”