Breaking News: 14 year old boy paralysed by school principal died

A 14-year-old boy from Mhluzi township in Middelburg, Sphamandla Choma, who was paralysed after allegedly being assaulted by his school principal for stealing R150 has died.

MEC for education, Ms Reginah Mhaule recently paid a courtesy visit to the family of a 14-year-old learner, after being beaten by his school principal.

Read: Mhaule assures paralysed boy’s family of a breakthrough in his case

“I have received a preliminary report from the school, but there is a need to strengthen the report so that there are no loopholes in it. We have instituted an independent body from other districts to investigate the matter further,” said Mhaule recently.

Last week Choma’s family through their lawyer, lodged a R25 million lawsuit against the department of education, in Mpumalanga.

Also read: Education department sued for R25 million

More to follow..

Bongani Mashisane

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