DEATH TRAP: The former pit latrines used to stand in this area. Five-year-old Lumka Mkhethwa drowned in one of the toilets which have since been demolished. Picture Siphumelele Khumalo
DEATH TRAP: The former pit latrines used to stand in this area. Five-year-old Lumka Mkhethwa drowned in one of the toilets which have since been demolished. Picture Siphumelele Khumalo
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new toilets are under construction. MTN Foundation has donated 29 of them to Luna Primary School. Picture: Siphumelele Khumalo
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new toilets are under construction. MTN Foundation has donated 29 of them to Luna Primary School. Picture: Siphumelele Khumalo
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new toilets are under construction. MTN Foundation has donated 29 of them to Luna Primary School. Picture: Siphumelele Khumalo
UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The new toilets are under construction. MTN Foundation has donated 29 of them to Luna Primary School. Picture: Siphumelele Khumalo

Eastern Cape - The MTN Foundation will on Friday handover toilets in Bizana at Luna Primary School. 

This is to prevent further deaths after that of five-year-old Lumka Mkhethwa, who fell into a pit latrine at her school in Bizana in March. 

Acting Judge Nomawabo Msizi found that the regulations relating to Minimum Uniform Norms and Standards for Public School ­Infrastructure were fraught with unconstitutional loopholes and vagueness, in a matter heard in the Eastern Cape High Court in Bhisho.

MTN says the initiative is part of the Mandela centenary celebrations and part of their "21 days of yellow care" campaign. The organisation donates school computer labs, uniforms and bicycles to the needy during the duration.

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Lumka's mother, Mandisa Mkhethwa said she is still not over her child's tragic death adding that she missed her everyday. 

The 23-year-old gave birth to another child in June. 

Mkhethwa said the void of not having her child was something that was visible to her everyday life. 

 "I don't even have anyone to prepare to go to school or cleanup after. I'm bored with my life," she said speaking to The Star. 

On the day of her daughter's death she thought Lumka took a different transport or got lost but police delivered the bad news the following day after a Grade 1 learner saw Lumka's jersey in the toilet. 

"Lumka was a dedicated and hardworking girl. I pray God gives gives her (mother) a new one. I'm thankful that God gave her a new baby but it's still painful. You can see the pain in her eyes. We are still pining but grateful to MTN for this," said Ntombekhaya Mtsheke. 

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The 29 toilets donated to Luna Primary School are to make sure such tragic incidents do not happen again. 

"We had to do something about this tragedy.  As a mother I can't imagine what she's going through," said MTN spokesperson Jacqui O'Sullivan.