Amnesty International SA said it was possible that the crisis around sanitation at South African schools was getting worse as the country focused on the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday marks World Toilet Day and it has reminded South Africans of the heartbreaking story of five-year-old Michael Komape, who drowned in a pit toilet at his Limpopo primary school in 2014. In February, Amnesty International released a report that found over 4,000 public schools were still having to use pit latrines for sanitation while 37 South African schools had nothing at all.