Gauteng MEC to appoint legal representation in drowned learner’s case

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The Gauteng Education MEC Matome Chiloane will on Monday morning announce an independent law firm that will take on the case of a learner who drowned on a school excursion.

The Grade 7 learner, Latoya Temilton, attended Laerskool Queenswood in Pretoria.

Several learners have drowned during excursions in recent years.

The Provincial Education Spokesperson Steve Mabona says, “The firm will be introduced for them to undertake necessary investigations, which will then assist us to take necessary decisions as per recommendations that will be coming from them after their investigation.”

Temilton was laid to rest on Saturday.

The Democratic Alliance has urged the department to mandate protective measures during school outings and has demanded schools prioritise learner safety.

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