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Omari Monono, the three-year-old who tragically misplaced his life in a pit latrine, has lastly been laid to rest. The boy died at a relative’s home after his mom left him unattended in a pit latrine.
The DA’s involvement in the combat for the elimination of pit latrines
The DA introduced that it was wanting ahead to visiting the household and that it was ready to do what it might to deal with the problem of pit latrines nonetheless getting used in the agricultural elements of Limpopo.
The political occasion has challenged Stan Mathabatha, who is the Premier of Limpopo, to assist in changing pit latrines in Limpopo’s rural environments with correct sanitation.
The stunning stats round pit latrines in Limpopo
Desiree van der Walt of the DA bore witness to the mom’s anguish. She said that she was discovering it exhausting to settle for her son’s dying.
While Desiree empathized with the mom’s loss, she burdened the truth that the statistics present a grim actuality for a lot of residents of Limpopo who stay in rural environments.
She added that
“We know that over 900 schools in our province still use pit toilets only. We also know that 73% of the people in Limpopo have to rely on this poor quality of pit toilets and we must stop this”.
More instances involving kids drowning in pit latrines
The story of Omari sparked an outrage throughout the nation. People had been perturbed by the realisation that there have been nonetheless communities with out correct sanitation in South Africa.
It was additionally revealed that this isn’t the primary case of a kid dying in a pit latrine. Viwe Jali, a five-year-old little one from the Eastern Cape, drowned in a pit latrine at Luna Primary School in March of this 12 months.
Michael Komape’s mother and father are presently combating the case of their little one’s dying, who suffered the identical destiny at Mahlodumela Primary School in Limpopo.