Leaners at Frank Mukhaswakule Primary School in Mashau village in Limpopo face having to use dilapidated old pit toilets after contractors abandoned the project. PHOTO: ANA

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Police launch probe into Seshego toddler death in pit latrine

JOHANNESBURG, July 5  – Police in Seshego, Limpopo, are investigating the death of a 3-year-old who fell into a pit latrine and drowned at Moletji Diteteng, near Knobel Hospital on Wednesday.

The toddler was his aunt’s place across, where he usually plays. “His aunt took off his clothes and left him to relieve himself outside the toilet as usual. She was busy with her house chores when she noticed she had not seen the toddler for some time,” said Constable Maphure Manamela.

“She searched for him without success until she reported the matter to the Police. They responded quickly and a search operation commenced until the deceased was found inside the pit toilet.

“Provincial Commissioner Lieutenant General Nneke Ledwaba was deeply saddened by this tragedy and has warned parents and guardians to be vigilant at all times to avoid this type of incidents from re-occurring.”

Manamela said police were still looking into the circumstances that lead to the boy’s death. (ANA)

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