Lesufi: Enock Mpianzi's death will be investigated

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that Enock Mpianzi's parents said that their son was excited about the grade 8 Parktown Boys' High camp.

Mpianzi (13) drowned during what has been described as a water activity in a river at a lodge on Wednesday.

Lesufi briefed the media at the school on Friday to shed more light on what transpired.

"I was not briefed on whether the people that assisted the children and the children themselves had life jackets or given a water safety talk, so that part of the information was not provided to me."

The MEC said that the death would be investigated.

LAST RESPECTS

Meanwhile, Mpianzi's parents have paid their last respects at the site where the drowning happened.

Gauteng Education Panyaza Lesufi was with the parents during search and rescue operations.

He said the parents were devastated.

“We felt that we had to support the family and ensure that [they] get the last opportunity to see the body. We will liaise with the police for further details."

Additional reporting by Mia Lindeque.


This article first appeared on EWN : Lesufi: Enock Mpianzi's death will be investigated


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