'We will visit the two families of preschool kids killed by rat poison'

Two preschool children died after apparently ingesting rat poison at a Westdene preschool.

The exact circumstances leading to the deaths were still unclear. However, a case has been opened with the police.

Read: Outrage as video of crèche teacher beating children goes viral, teacher arrested

City of Johannesburg health and social development MMC Mpho Phalatse who is in Westdene chats to Nickolaus Bauer on the Xolani Gwala Show.

I am in Westdene, and we have just arrived at the police station where we will convene, and we will be visiting the two families of the deceased children. We will also visit the facility which we have since closed down after we discovered that it was operating illegally.

Mpho Phalatse, Health and social development MMC - City of Johannesburg

She says they have regional officials working with communities daily to identify those that are not complying.

Listen below to the full interview:


This article first appeared on 702 : 'We will visit the two families of preschool kids killed by rat poison'


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.

MDC calls off protests in Zimbabwe despite ongoing demonstrations by civilians

MDC calls off protests in Zimbabwe despite ongoing demonstrations by civilians

The MDC and various other groups had planned the demonstrations for Friday to highlight the economic crisis.

 NGO to help parents open cases following Carletonvile creche abuse

NGO to help parents open cases following Carletonvile creche abuse

The meeting relates to teacher arrested for assaulting a child at Ninnie's Neurons last month.

Arrest looming for Carltonville crèche teacher who filmed toddler's assault

Arrest looming for Carltonville crèche teacher who filmed toddler's assault

The police are consulting the NPA to ensure that the arrest is prosecutable and is within the confines of the law.

Mother of child abused at Carletonville crèche to take legal action

Mother of child abused at Carletonville crèche to take legal action

This week a series of videos went viral, showing a teacher repeatedly beating young children at Ninnies Neuron's Nursery School.

Carletonville crèche  principal says she did not know about the abuse - Lawyer

Carletonville crèche principal says she did not know about the abuse - Lawyer

A teacher who was captured on video assaulting children at the nursery school in Carletonville has been given bail.

Popular articles
Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

Impact of new debt-relief bill will be 'severe'

The National Credit Amendment Bill aims to help indebted consumers earning less that R7,500 per month, restructure their debt.

Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Ramaphosa seems to be clueless now - Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Daily Maverick's Mantshantsha says the country has been waiting a long time for the economy to be turned around.

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

'The comedy of errors shows Mkhwebane serving Absa a subpoena intended for FNB'

Mail & Guardian investigative editor Thanduxolo Jika unpacks the Public Protector's legal battles.

Clamp down on unregistered 'security guards' near Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill

Clamp down on unregistered 'security guards' near Woodstock's Old Biscuit Mill

Joint law enforcement operation after visitors in Cape Town complained of being coerced into paying R50 to park on the street.

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

[WATCH] 'I'm not trying to justify what she did,' Zephany Nurse in her own words

Stolen from her mother's bedside as a newborn 22 years ago, Zephany or Miché Solomon as she is now known, tells her story.

Tributes pour in for 'approachable but private' design icon Carrol Boyes

Tributes pour in for 'approachable but private' design icon Carrol Boyes

The designer and businesswoman passed away on Wednesday night following a brief illness, her company confirmed.