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It was ‘tradition’ not to take head counts, says school after pupil drowns

In 20 years there hasn’t been a head count. This time it meant a boy’s body went unnoticed at the bottom of the pool

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Twenty years of tradition meant a North West primary school teacher allegedly did not check whether all 60 pupils he had taken swimming were accounted for.

Instead, the body of Bekker Primary School pupil Keamohetswe Shaun Seboko, 13, was only discovered at the bottom of the deep end of the school’s pool on Wednesday when the next group arrived for their afternoon swim.

It bears an eerie similarity to the drowning of Parktown Boys’ pupil Enoch Mpianzi, 13, at the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge in North West during an orientation camp last week...

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