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Body of four-year-old learner found inside a school latrine


Media Statement
South African Police Service
Office of the Provincial Commissioner Eastern Cape

GLEN GREY - Police are investigating an inquest following the death  of a four-year-old learner (girl) whose  body was found  inside a pit latrine in one of the primary schools at Vaalbank Administrative Area  in Glen Grey yesterday.

It is alleged that on Tuesday morning, 7 March 2023, the mother of a four-year-old girl (a learner at the school) went to her child's school to enquire about her whereabouts, after she did not return home the previous day. 

A preliminary investigation led to the recovery of the learner's body in one of the school's pit toilets. Members from SAPS Search and Rescue retrieved her body. Circumstances surrounding the incident are forming part of the investigation.  Police have opened an inquest docket.


Warrant Officer Majola Nkohli
082 779 7279