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Police are investigating an incident in which about 24 learners at Lofentse Girls High school in Soweto fell ill after eating cakes they bought from a fellow learner at the school on Thursday.

22.2.2020

ICYMI: More learners rushed to hospital after eating scones at Soweto school Six more learners from the Lofentse Girls High School in Soweto have been rushed to hospital for alleged food poisoning.

Police are investigating an incident in which about 24 learners at Lofentse Girls High school in Soweto fell ill after eating cakes they bought from a fellow learner at the school on Thursday.

Teachers at the school comforted the ailing patients, before they were transported to hospital.Learning and teaching was disrupted, when parents went to school to seek answers.Call for stricter regulations of food sales at schools, last weekend called on the Department of Education to register informal traders at schools.

Mazibuko says the department and parents need to know what is being sold to learners.“The two learners that were suspected to have sold the cakes were then apprehended by the police but then released because of them being minors. We also understand that the woman, who owns the cake business, was also arrested and detained at Dobsonville. The two boy learners were suspended with immediate effect. They will be appearing on the 24 February at their disciplinary process,” says Mabona.



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