'We want to prepare for Enock's burial but lawyers to continue seeking justice'

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.

RELATED: Enoch Mpianzi not first child to drown at Nyati lodge - report

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.

RELATED: Rights organisation wants Parktown Boys' High principal suspended

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.

RELATED: No life jackets found at Nyati Bush and Riverbreak where Enoch drowned - police

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:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Nyati Bush and River Break: There were eight facilitators stationed at the river

Nyati Bush and River Break: There were eight facilitators stationed at the river

Legal representative of the lodge Daniel Eloff says the school was advised not to participate in any activities on Wednesday.

'Who gives a damn that Enoch Mpianzi's family couldn't afford a life jacket?'

'Who gives a damn that Enoch Mpianzi's family couldn't afford a life jacket?'

Eusebius McKaiser says the media needs to ask questions that don't unintentionally frame the wrong issue around this tragedy.

Parktown Boys: Body of missing Enock Mpianzi found

Parktown Boys: Body of missing Enock Mpianzi found

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirms that the missing body has been found by the police.

I feel for that family waiting for news on their missing boy - Eusebius

I feel for that family waiting for news on their missing boy - Eusebius

Listener Meghan says teambuilding places need to look at the safety and security of the kids.

Rescue teams continue search for Parktown Boys pupil who went missing at camp

Rescue teams continue search for Parktown Boys pupil who went missing at camp

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi gives information on might have happened to Enock Mpianzi.

Popular articles
How it works: Deep Fakes or deepfake video

How it works: Deep Fakes or deepfake video

Deepfake video is one of the scariest new technologies in the world of fake news.

Nando's reply to a mouldy burger - the best and the worst ads of the week

Nando's reply to a mouldy burger - the best and the worst ads of the week

A witty reply to a mouldy Whopper is a winner.

Curro explains profit loss and its strength in a slack economy

Curro explains profit loss and its strength in a slack economy

The private schooling business has always been seen as very resilient in the face of economic downturns.

Should we pay tax now or top up our retirement annuity?

Should we pay tax now or top up our retirement annuity?

Some pre-budget personal finance advice from wealth builder Warren Ingram.

Shoprite says it captured a larger share of the premium food retail segment

Shoprite says it captured a larger share of the premium food retail segment

''We can play a role in the upper segment, without sacrificing what Shoprite stands for.''

'Journalists, lawyers under surveillance should get enhanced protection'

'Journalists, lawyers under surveillance should get enhanced protection'

Attorney Dario Milo, for AmaBhungane, bids to confirm high court judgment which found that parts of the Rica are unconstitutional

Yunus Carrim relates how MultiChoice used its power to influence policy - report

Yunus Carrim relates how MultiChoice used its power to influence policy - report

Eyewitness News reporter Bonga Dlulane shares details on some of Carrim's testimony concerning the SABC/MultiChoice deal.

Premier David Makhura presents 'Growing Gauteng Together for 2030' 10-year-plan

Premier David Makhura presents 'Growing Gauteng Together for 2030' 10-year-plan

Eyewitness News reporter Kgomotso Modise gives a summary of the state of the province address.

When women see other women as a threat: unpacking the queen bee syndrome

When women see other women as a threat: unpacking the queen bee syndrome

Lee Kasumba speaks to Mancosa academic and former human resource executive Dr Aradhana Ramnund-Mansingh.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies aged 91

Mubarak ruled Egypt for 30 years and in 2011, he was overthrown during protests known as Arab Spring.