JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Basic Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has expressed his sadness at the tragic deaths of three siblings at Ratanda Primary and Khanya Lesedi Secondary Schools in Ratanda.
The brothers, aged 6, 13, and 16, died on Thursday morning.
The father allegedly poisoned the four children.
Two of the boys died on school premises, while the third died on his way to the hospital.
The fourth child is in a critical condition at the local hospital.
A fifth brother did not consume the energy drink and is fine.
The father of the deceased gave all his five children energy drinks while they were preparing for school.
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding their deaths.
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