Eighty pupils at a school near Bloemfontein were treated for suspected food poisoning on Thursday morning. “They showed symptoms of food poisoning and we treated them at the school in Botshabelo.
The provincial services’ ambulances also showed up, which was a great help as we had our hands full with such a number of sick children. The children were then taken to hospitals in the area.” Botha says that the children attended a funeral on Wednesday, where they ate. They also ate there last night. “There was one pupil who was badly dehydrated, but the rest were OK,” Botha said.