More and more chilling accounts have surfaced this week around the drowning and subsequent death of Enock Mpianzi.
The 13-year-old Parktown Boys' High School learner died last week in the Crocodile River where he was last seen on a raft.
The Eusebius McKaiser Show on Wednesday played a clip of a grade 8 pupil recalling in graphic detail how he and other Parktown Boys’ High pupils watched Mpianzi struggle in the water and how they all screamed for help but there was no adult nearby to hear them.
Bongani Bingwa speaks to Enock Mpianzi’s uncle Sebastian Kodiemoka, who says the family is grateful because now they got to hear exactly what happened to their child.
Enock was a very lovely boy, he knew how to socialise. Even though he stayed with his parents in Yeoville, he visited my house in Malvern every weekend and school holidays. Enock didn't mind calling me papa in the same way he called his father.— Sebastian Kodiemoka, Enock Mpianzi’s uncle
Kodiemoka says he gave the boy the name Enock.
We went to the camp when the school first told us that Enock was missing and they briefed us about the three activities that took place on the first day of the camp. When we arrived we were curious to know as to at which point did they notice that Enock was missing and no one could tell us. I couldn't believe that Enock disappeared in the hands of those who were meant to look after him.— Sebastian Kodiemoka, Enock Mpianzi’s uncle
The family only discovered through the media that pupils screamed for help when they saw Mpianzi struggle and no adult nearby could hear them.
We want to prepare for burial for Enock but lawyers must continue seeking justice— Sebastian Kodiemoka, Enock Mpianzi’s uncle
Listen below to the full conversation: