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Family, friends pay tribute to Enock Mpianzi at memorial service

The grade 8 pupil was last seen in the Crocodile River when a raft made by children capsized during an activity organised by the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge two weeks ago.

The Mpianzi family at Enock’s memorial service at Parktown Boys' High on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Enock Mpianzi’s family, peers, and the greater Parktown Boys’ High School community on Tuesday gathered for a memorial service to pay tribute to the 13-year-old who drowned while at an orientation camp.

The grade 8 pupil was last seen in the Crocodile River when a raft made by children capsized during an activity organised by the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak Lodge two weeks ago.

GALLERY: Tears and tributes at Enock Mpianzi memorial

It later emerged that Mpanza was not the first child to die at this venue. Eyewitness News revealed last week that at least four other children had drowned there since 1999.

Parktown Boys’ High School was also in the firing line with parents and the Gauteng Education Department demanding answers.

WATCH LIVE: Memorial service for the late Parktown Boys' pupil Enock Mpianzi