Human Rights Day: DA Leader Steenhuisen to announce legal action over school pit latrines

Issued by DA Media –
20 Mar 2023 in News

Tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 March 2023, Democratic Alliance Federal Leader, John Steenhuisen MP, will visit the family of the 4-year-old girl who died tragically after falling into a school pit-latrine at a school in Vaalbank near Dordrecht in the Eastern Cape. Steenhuisen will then lead a delegation of DA public representatives to conduct an oversight visit to the school, where he will announce the party’s legal action to eradicate pit toilets across South Africa.

Steenhuisen will be joined by DA EC Provincial Leader Andrew Whitfield MP, DA Shadow Minister of Basic Education Baxolile Nodada MP, Chief Whip of the Official Opposition Siviwe Gwarube MP, DA EC Shadow MEC for Education Edmund van Vuuren MPL and North East Cape Constituency Leader Sanele Magaqa MPL.

Little Langalam Viki’s tragic death at the hands of an uncaring ANC government could have been prevented if the Department of Education had not wasted time in eradicating all pit toilets from schools.

This Human Rights Day, the DA will remind the ANC national government that proper sanitation is a fundamental human right that government must ensure all South Africans have access to.

Details of the visit are:

Date: Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Time: 10:30

Meeting point: Vaalbank Clinic

Address: 40 km from Komani (Queenstown) on the R392

Location pin: (Pin for turn-off from the R392 to Mngcwangele village)