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The Eastern Cape Department of Education MEC, Mlungisi Mvoko and the entire leadership of the department are saddned by the drowning of two grade 7 learners from Marubeni primary school today.

The tragedy of the drowning happened while they were on the school’s outing today to the Second Beach in PSJ.
The bodies of the two learners have not been found as yet by police divers.
The other two have been referred to Mthatha Hospital.

The district director and some officials visited the homes of the drowned learners.

The department will be sending investigators to the school tomorrow. Information at this stage is extremely sketchy. After the investigation has been concluded the department will be in a better position to provide more information.

The department’s Superintendent General, Themba Kojana and MEC Mlungisi Mvoko send the department’s condolences to the families of the deceased.

Issued by EC Department of Education’s Communications Directorate.For more information, please contact Mali Mtima at 083 795 2117.

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