Latest on death of learners in Witbank due to food poisoning

According to The Star, the death of two primary school pupils and the hospitalisation of another 10 still fighting for their lives,  has been blamed on suspected poisoned popcorn.

Busisiwe Tiny Mkhatshwa (10) is among those who died and her neighbour Sanele Mahlangu is still in hospital in a serious condition.

As yet, it is not clear if the suspected popcorn was part of the school’s feeding scheme or given to the children by an outsider. The police are investigating. At least a million poverty-stricken learners are daily fed by a state programme.