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Little lives lost a roll call of shame for weak ANC-led state

NATHANIEL LEE | Young pupils drowning in pit toilets makes a mockery of democracy

Michael Komape, Lumka Mkhethwa and now Langalam Viki. These are all names on the list of SA’s roll call of shame with the death of Langalam two weeks ago casting a pall on the celebration of Human Rights Day on Tuesday.

Five-year-old Michael died in 2014 after falling into a pit toilet at his primary school in Limpopo. Four years later, in 2018, five-year-old Lumka also fell into a plain pit toilet at school in the Eastern Cape. Two weeks ago, the lifeless body of four-year-old Langalam was discovered at her school at Glen Grey in the Eastern Cape after she had failed to return home the previous day...

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