Mpianzi probe: 'We are giving input with honesty and courage' - Parktown Boys' High as Lesufi threatens legal action

2020-01-22 18:22
MEC Panyaza Lesufi. (Gallo Images)

MEC Panyaza Lesufi. (Gallo Images)

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Parktown Boys' High School says it has noted that Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi would be laying charges against it in the next 48 hours. 

The school along with its School Governing Body (SGB) released a statement on Wednesday saying it would remain in communication with Lesufi regarding the matter. 

READ | Boy seated next to Enoch Mpianzi on bus was the first to notice he was missing

The MEC announced on Radio 702's Eusibius  McKaizer show on Wednesday that he would be taking steps against the school following developments on the death of Enoch Mpianzi. 

"The SGB welcomes the acceleration of the GDE [Gauteng Department of Education] investigation into the tragic events at Nyathi Bush and River Break camp. The moment we receive the outcome of the investigation, we will liaise with the Mpianzi family and the MEC regarding an appropriate communication of the findings to you," the school said in the statement. 

The school added that it had pledged its absolute support and commitment to the education department and the South African Police Service (SAPS) investigation into the tragedy that occurred during the camp.

"We are giving input with honesty and courage."

The Parktown Alumni have launched a fund-raising campaign to support the long-term needs of the family.

Thirteen-year-old Enock Mpianzi drowned while taking part in a Parktown Boys' High School Grade 8 orientation camp last week. 

He went missing on Wednesday when a raft he was on overturned in the Crocodile River. His body was discovered on Friday. 

News24 previously misspelt Mpianzi's first name as "Enoch", based on information provided by members of the family and the education department. It has since been established that the correct spelling is "Enock"

Read more on:    panyaza lesufi  |  enoch mpianzi  |  johannesburg  |  education  |  drownings

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