South African court grants damages over boy’s latrine death

(Last Updated On: December 18, 2019)

South African court grants damages over boy’s latrine death

South Africa’s appeals court has granted damages to the family of a five-year-old boy who fell into a pit latrine at school and drowned in 2014.

Judges ordered the Department of Basic Education to pay Michael Komape’s family just over 1million rand ($70,000; £53,000) for emotional shock.

The department had denied responsibility for Michael’s death.

The tragedy caused outrage in South Africa, and drew attention to the lack of proper toilets in many schools.

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