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The ECDOE to visit Bisho High after learner’s death

A vocal crowd of learners and parents with placards stood outside Bisho High this morning after the death of Lathitha Nako.

It is believed the 16-year-old committed suicide last week, by drinking a pesticide substance and died at a near hospital.

Lathitha was allegedly a victim of bullying.

In a series of voice notes doing rounds on Facebook, the grade 10 learner can be heard confiding in a friend, detailing her pain.

Speaking to SABC News, her grandmother was heartbroken over the loss of her granddaughter saying that she had high hopes for her and now, she will never see her again.

According to the Eastern Cape Department of Education’s media release on the 21st of November, they have assembled a team that is set to visit Bisho High on Tuesday, 22 November 2021.

“The visit by the multi-disciplinary team is to first ascertain the cause of the incident, provide psychosocial support to the learners.

Apart from that, the team will consist of specialists who will assist learners though various trainings to deal with bullying, undue peer pressure and programs that will ensure peers help each other to report and skills to cope under pressure,” the release reads.

The release also reported that on Sunday, 21 November 2021, a departmental delegation, consisting of senior managers, was visiting the Nako family.

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