While the investigation of the death of grade 8 learner Enoch Mpianzi at Nyati Bush and River Break lodge continues, a caller on the Joanne Joseph Show has come forward to share how a school mate named Portia drowned in 1999.
The student was at the camp when organised by their school at Northview High School.
Following the death of Portia, Northview High School stopped all veld camps.
We were not building rafts but were given tubes and we have to cross the river to the other side. No child had a life jacket at that time.— Lesego, Former Northview High School learner
Before we went to the river, I got injured and I couldn't get into the river. The night before it had rained and the water had risen. I watched from the river banks as the girls struggled fro their lives.— Lesego, Former Northview High School learner
With Portia's incident, we could see how we were all struggling and at that time I couldn't see where Portia went. Everyone came to look for her and they found her body in the morning.— Lesego, Former Northview High School learner
Lesego says a lot of people did not want to go into the river because they couldn't swim.
The teachers were there, I remember one of the teachers suffered from depression and eventually passed away.— Lesego, Former Northview High School learner
Boitumelo also called in to collaborate Lesego's account of events.
She says they were in standard 8 ( grade 10) at the time.
We had to do this river activity and we were given tubes, I think we were set up in twos and it had rained before. A lot of us couldn't swim and we were not asked if we could swim or not... we were told to get in the river.— Boitumelo, Former Northview High School learner
It was a struggle and it was hard in that river.— Boitumelo, Former Northview High School learner
On Tuesday, Eyewitness News spoke to at least two people who confirmed that a grade 12 pupil died at the Nyati Sports School in April 2010.
Mellony Sias from Adamantia High School in Kimberley was part of a hockey team participating in water activities in the Crocodile River where she drowned.
Listen to the full interview below...