Limpopo health crisis: 1 pupil impregnated 3 girls at his school

Limpopo health crisis: 1 pupil impregnated 3 girls at his school

- Earlier this week, the Department of Health revealed 31 pupils are pregnant at one school

- Now, it has emerged that one pupil impregnated 3 girls

- The school's principal says he is confident that there are no blessers involved in the high pregnancy rates

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Government has deployed police officers to a Limpopo school where 31 pupils are pregnant. Three of these pupils have been impregnated by the same boy.

The Grade 10 pupil, who is 17, has taken responsibility for the babies of the girls he impregnanted.

He apparently does odd jobs, which include plumbing and electrical wiring during weekends: "I hope to use the money to look after my children and their mothers."

Two of the girls he impregnated have already had their babies, while the third girl is due to give birth in December.

According to Mukhwantheli Secondary School principal, Mashudu Maboho, the policemen were deployed to search the children for illegal substances.

The school, which is situated in the Dididi village outside Thohoyandou, made news headlines earlier this week when the provincial department of health revealed how many pupils had fallen pregnant.

According to The Sowetan, among the many issues facing the school, pupils are also involved in illegal activities.

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Maboho said he's extremely concerned about the high pregnancy rates at his school.

The principal said the high pregnancy rates lead to high drop-outs, as well as absenteeism.

"We have also engaged the services of psychologists to help with counselling to the pupils."

Maboho said he is confident there are no blessers involved in the high pregnancy rates: "The pupils do this all by themselves."

Briefly.co.za learned that the school has pupils from the villages of Tshiulungoma, Dididi, Tshitomboni and Tambaulate.

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Thakhani Munyai, the chairperson of the school governing body, said they only found out about the high pregnancy rates when the department visited.

Munyai said it's sad that pupils are falling pregnant while still at shcool.

"We are going to call parents to participate in the activities of the school with a view to assist the situation."

Earlier this week, Briefly.co.za reported that Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathu confirmed the shocking truth about the health crisis in the province which has manifested in one single school on the outskirts of the Mulenzhe village.

Ramathu revealed there were 36 pregnant pupils at the school.

Ramathu revealed more shocking news when she admitted that the same school also had 31 pupils aged between nine and 19 who were either HIV positive or living with the full effects of the disease.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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