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SAHRC to investigate circumstances leading to Tiro Moalusi's death

26 August 2022

Tiro Moalusi died last week after consuming rat poison. This after a teacher mocked him about his sexuality in front of the class.

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances leading up to the death of a grade 9 pupil from PJ Simelane Secondary School.

The commission said that the probe would be concluded by March next year.

Tiro Moalusi died last week after consuming rat poison. This after a teacher mocked him about his sexuality in front of the class.

He was laid to rest on Thursday in Tshepisong, west of Joburg.

The commission has indicated that the investigation will involve all stakeholders.

This includes the education department, school and parents.

Student organisation, Cosas, highlighted the importance of the human rights commission’s intervention.

Commission spokesperson, Buang Jones: "The commission's investigation will take approximately 180 days. The commission will invite input from the Department of Education, the SGB, the school management and the teacher concerned. The commission will also conduct interviews with the family of the deceased learner."

The Moalusi family has told Eyewitness News that the commission has given them hope.

Source: EWN

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