Streaming issues? Report here
Abongile Nzelenzele 2019 1500 BW
Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele
04:00 - 06:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: Breakfast with Refilwe Moloto
See full line-up
Early Breakfast with Abongile Nzelenzele
04:00 - 06:00
Home
arrow_forward
Politics
arrow_forward
Local

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

12 June 2019 1:59 PM
Tags:
Children
Westdene
rat poisoning
City of Johannesburg health and social development MMC Mpho Phalatse says the Westdene crèche has since been closed.

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'


12 June 2019 1:59 PM
Tags:
Children
Westdene
rat poisoning

More from Politics

190322reclaim-city-housing-protestjpg

City's arguments for leasing prime Rondebosch land to golf club are 'pathetic'

23 January 2020 6:32 PM

Nic Spaull and John Maytham discuss his article 'Putting golf club needs before social housing is one way the rich fail the poor'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

megan-watling-and-sasha-lee-heekes-picture-suppliedjpg

Same-sex couple spurned by Beloftebos wedding venue launches #samelove campaign

23 January 2020 5:22 PM

Sasha-Lee Heekes says their planned legal battle against the discriminatory CT venue is about fighting for equality for all.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

160822Da-Gama.jpg

DA councillors da Gama, Mathebe suspended without pay - Gauteng MEC

23 January 2020 2:24 PM

'They are indisciplined and undermined our constitution.' Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile elaborates on the reasons for the decision.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180504-melvin-naik-edjpg

DA lays criminal charges against corruption-accused George mayor

23 January 2020 11:28 AM

George mayor Melvin Naik has been accused of accepting bribes and interfering in municipal appointment processes to push nepotism.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

greta-wefjpg

'World leaders! Stop making Greta dance in the living room for your amusement'

23 January 2020 8:35 AM

Refilwe Moloto weighs in on the way leaders respond to Greta Thunberg's key-note address at the World Economic Forum.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

191119-saa-edjpg

SAA CCO downplays flight-shedding, says 'not that many flights cancelled'

22 January 2020 8:57 AM

All airlines review their schedules and cancel and consolidate flights in event of low demand says SAA's Phillip Saunders.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Gavel court case corruption - 123rf

Targeting guilty individuals' pension funds could claw back looted state money

21 January 2020 1:16 PM

Justice Ministry spokesperson explains a precedent may be set in the SIU case to the Special tribunal starting on Tuesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150609NeilAggett.jpg

Frank Chikane describes the last time he saw Neil Aggett alive in police custody

21 January 2020 11:27 AM

Struggle stalwart Frank Chikane was detained at the same time as Dr Neil Aggett. He recalls how brutally they were treated by police.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

education-africa-girl-child-literacy-school-learning-knowledge-teaching-123rf

'22 richest men have more money than all 600 million African women put together'

21 January 2020 10:59 AM

If Jeff Bezos and Bernard Arnault – the world’s two richest men – sat on their wealth piled up in $100 bills, they’d be in space!

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

fees-protest-uctjpg

'Some of these students had to return back home, others are sleeping on campus'

21 January 2020 10:15 AM

#OpenNSFAS rep Kabelo Mahlobgwane says the application deadlines must be scrapped so late-accepted students can receive funds.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Local

190322reclaim-city-housing-protestjpg

City's arguments for leasing prime Rondebosch land to golf club are 'pathetic'

23 January 2020 6:32 PM

Nic Spaull and John Maytham discuss his article 'Putting golf club needs before social housing is one way the rich fail the poor'.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

megan-watling-and-sasha-lee-heekes-picture-suppliedjpg

Same-sex couple spurned by Beloftebos wedding venue launches #samelove campaign

23 January 2020 5:22 PM

Sasha-Lee Heekes says their planned legal battle against the discriminatory CT venue is about fighting for equality for all.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Fikile Mbalula

Festive road fatalities down by 10%, but speedsters remain a big problem

23 January 2020 4:34 PM

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula released the 2019/20 festive season road safety report on Thursday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

chalk-board-school-class-educationjpg

WCED: Limited number of teachers will be allocated to tackle school overcrowding

23 January 2020 4:11 PM

A parent has told CapeTalk that there are 62 children in a classroom at her son's primary school in Mitchells Plain.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

feed-kakapo-project-noordhoeked-facebookjpg

Wire whale trash-eater could be rolled out on more Cape beaches

23 January 2020 3:54 PM

Environmental activist Karoline Hanks reports back on the success of the Kakapo Project in Noordhoek and her other initiatives.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

blue-rock-facebook-imagejpg

Blue Rock water park hit by another drowning tragedy, and now faces legal action

23 January 2020 2:42 PM

At least four people have drowned at Blue Rock since 2016.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

130520WindFarm.jpg

'Approval of Boulders Wind Farm equal to placing 45 turbines on Table Mountain'

23 January 2020 11:52 AM

Peter Pickford says go-ahead for West Coast project a classic example of govt rushing a development, not considering consequences.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Submarine communications cable under the sea 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf

[LATEST] Internet cable repair ship now half-way to Namibia

23 January 2020 10:16 AM

Cape Town's internet has been slow due to cable damage and recent strong winds prevented the vessel leaving the harbour to fix it.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180220-ct-openedjpg

Rondebosch Golf Club not suitable for housing, says City of Cape Town

22 January 2020 5:16 PM

The City's mayco member for economic opportunities and asset management, James Vos, explains why the land is " suboptimal".

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200121 SAHRC Brits5

Nyati Bush lodge claims 8 facilitators were stationed at river during activity

22 January 2020 3:47 PM

The lodge where Parktown Boys' High pupil Enock Mpianzi drowned issued a statement on Wednesday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward