The Gauteng Department of Education has send condolences to the families of two learners who died in separate incidents in Hammanskraal, 30km north of Pretoria.
An 8-year old girl learner from Selang Primary School was electrocuted after touching an electric cable, while the 12-year old boy from Lethabo Phalane Primary School, who was diabetic, faced complications and subsequently died.
Gauteng MEC of Education Panyaza Lesufi said he was saddened by the death of the two learners.
“We would like to convey our sincere condolences to both families and the school community. We pray for their strength during this time of affliction” said Lesufi.
The department said the Temba police are investigating the death of the girl who was electrocuted by an electric cable, which was wrongly earthed at home.
According to the department, both schools will facilitate memorial services to celebrate their lives after the lockdown period.