- A local woman was arrested after she allegedly poisoned school students with cakes
- The cakes were laced with drugs
- 12 pupils were hospitalised after they became severely sick
On Thursday, 13 February, 12 school students were rushed to hospital after they started shaking, throwing up and bleeding from their noses.
At first, it was thought the children from Ikusasalethu Secondary School in Braamfisherville, Soweto had used drugs.
However, it was discovered that they had eaten cakes that were laced with drugs.
The children had bought the treats from a 21-year-old woman, who has since been arrested.
According to Kay Makhubela, police spokesperson, the children were taken to different schools for examination after the principal had suspected drug use.
There, it was found they had been poisoned.
Panyaza Lesufi, Gauteng Education MEC, shared a tweet about the incident in which he stated that most of the children were released from the hospitals they were in.
Briefly.co.za learnt that a few of them are still in critical conditions at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
This is likely a developing story.
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