Virus-hit E Cape school supplied with substandard sanitiser


Virus-hit E Cape school supplied with substandard sanitiser

Alcohol content found to be just 57.6% in tests that also covered nine other schools in Alfred Nzo district


​Tests conducted on sanitisers that were used by an Eastern Cape school where 204 staff and pupils tested positive for Covid-19 indicate that its alcohol content was 57.6% – far below the 70% minimum required.

Makaula Senior Secondary in KwaBhaca (formerly Mount Frere) made national headlines last month after it was forced to shut its doors following the recording of 204 infections. A total of 330 people at the school were tested.

The school’s principal, Luzuko Mbana, 52, had to be airlifted to a private hospital in KwaZulu-Natal on June 24 after he tested positive...

This article is reserved for Times Select subscribers.
A subscription gives you full digital access to all Times Select content.

Times Select

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems?
Email or call 0860 52 52 00.