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

20 January 2020 10:54 AM
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Enoch Mpianzi

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

The South African Human Rights Commission says it will be meeting with Enoch Mpianzi's family to discuss the possibilities of legally representing them.

Mpianzi drowned at an orientation camp organise by his school Parktown Boys' High in the North West last week.

The timeline of the death of the teenager has left many questions unanswered.

Eusebius McKaiser raises some critical questions that need answers from the school and other roleplayers.

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There are facts about what happened in that camp that is inconvenient facts for a number of players, possibly for the school and Nyati Bush and Riverbreak as well.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

RELATED: Parktown Boys: Body of missing Enock Mpianzi found

1. Did every single boy in the rive wear a life jacket? This needs a factual answer.

  1. What was the standard operating procedure that had been designed for different scenarios?
  2. Did you ask of the parents, not the boys, can they swim and what is the level of their competence?
  3. Did the school in detail describe every single activity that will happen at the camp?
  4. When this dilapidated structure capsised, what happened immediately?
  5. Did you do a roll call in the river or was there a delay?
  6. How many adults were at the riverside?
  7. How did the boys react when the structure collapsed?

McKaiser says he also wants to know from the police how the investigation is proceeding.

When the police arrived at the camp, where the boys interviewed? And if they were interviewed, did you call the parents and ask permission to be interviewed by the police?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

He adds that the media needs to ask questions that don't unintentionally frame the wrong issue.

The headline at from the Sunday Times disturbed me. Who gives a damn that they couldn't afford a life jacket?

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

It gives the impression that this kid drowned because his parents were poor, that is BS.

Eusebius McKaiser, Show host

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20 January 2020 10:54 AM
Tags:
parktown boys
child drowning
Parktown Boys High
Enoch Mpianzi

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