Lesufi confirms principal, 4 teachers liable for Keamohetswe Seboko drowning

The Education Minister visited the home of the late Keamohetswe Seboko's family today.

Keamohetswe Seboko's body was found in the hostel pool at Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg. Picture: Supplied

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday said a report into the drowning of 13-year-old Keamohetswe Seboko found that the principal and four teachers were liable for the tragedy.

Lesufi visited the boy's relatives at their home earlier today - to present an investigative report looking into the matter.

He said the trip was a difficult one to make.

“You know, every time we have to go to these families and explain to them what happened. Now they see you as the person who is responsible for the loss of a life. You were the last person to take care of their child, so it was a difficult morning.

"But finally, I met with the family, accompanied by an independent law firm that was assigned this task of investigating the matter, together with our officials.”

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Seboko's body was found floating in the swimming pool of Laerskool Bekker in Magaliesburg in January this year.

At the time, the school claimed there was nothing untoward, but the family has always disputed this.

The report has recommended that appropriate sanctions be made against those responsible.

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