Gauteng MEC for Education Panyaza Lesufi is saddened with yet another learner passing away in Gauteng – a Ferndale High School learner died on Tuesday morning after falling from the third-floor school’s balcony.
Spokesperson for the department, Steve Mabona, said the information at their disposal is that the learner had an epileptic seizure which resulted in him falling from the third floor.
“Paramedics and the parents of the said learner were immediately called to the scene and the learner was rushed to a nearby hospital after being attended to on the scene. Unfortunately, the learner succumbed to his injuries,” he said.
Lesufi tweeted: “Sadly, the boy passed on. Once more, We must go and face the family and break the news , it’s too much now. Our sincere condolences to the family and friends and learners at Ferndale High. This is the 11th death since the reopening of schools this year— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi).
Lesufi will visit the school on Wednesday.