- Panyaza Lesufi has held a briefing over the death of 13-year-old Enoch Mpianzi
- The Gauteng Education MEC has released his report into the matter that has gripped the nation
- The politician announced the headmaster of Parktown Boys' High School has been suspended
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has briefed the media on the investigation into Enoch Mpianzi's death.
Briefly.co.za reported that the 13-year-old had drowned during a water activity at a Grade 8 orientation camp.
With the incident raising numerous questions over the circumstances surrounding the incident, Lesufi had launched a departmental probe into the matter.
News24 reports that Parktown Boys' High School principal Malcolm Williams has been suspended.
Williams and seven other staff members had been at Nyathi Bush and River Break where the accident occurred.
Lesufi revealed that the school had failed to obtain the required permission before embarking on the journey, prompting him to take action against the government officials who handled the school's application.
These officials will soon be served with suspension letters in light of the tragedy that could have been avoided.
In addition to this, Lesufi revealed that numerous citizens had come forward pledging to aid Enoch's family with funeral arrangements.
In a statement issued by the school's governing body, support was promised in relation to the investigation and the family:
"We emphasise that our single focus in these raw, early days has been to provide support to Enoch’s family, the learners and staff present at the camp, as well as our wider student body and teachers. The Parktown alumni have launched a fundraising campaign to support the long-term needs of the family."
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