A Free State school child died suddenly on Wednesday after she collapsed at a school in Botshabelo in the Free State.
The 13-year-old girl, a gr. A 7-year-old pupil at Amohelang Primary School, died on Wednesday afternoon after collapsing at the school, according to a statement from the education department.
Tate Makgoe, MEC for education, expressed his dismay and sadness.
“I am really upset and saddened by the news of the death of one of our pupils in the province. May her soul rest in peace, ”he says.
“May God give her family and the school community of Amohelang Primary School the courage and strength to overcome the storm. Our heart aches for you and we are very sad about your loss. Please accept our compassion and may prayer and comfort envelop you. ”
According to Howard Ndaba, spokesperson for the Free State education department, the pupil’s death will be investigated as it is still unknown what caused it. The department will also deploy a team of psychologists on Thursday to assist the pupils, teachers and relatives of the deceased pupil.