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Lesufi receives forensic report on Enock Mpianzi’s death

Mpianzi drowned in the Crocodile River at a lodge the North West while on a school orientation camp.

A picture of Enock Mpianzi is displayed during his memorial service at Parktown Boys' High on Tuesday, 28 January 2020. Picture: Abigail Javier/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG – The Gauteng Department of Education has confirmed they have received the forensic report into Enock Mpianzi death.

In a statement on Sunday, MEC Panyazi Lesufi said: “We will read it over the weekend and share same with the affected families, school community and Gauteng Cabinet, subsequently we will release the report in the next few days. Indeed we are proud of the legal team. ”

Mpianzi drowned in the Crocodile River at a lodge in the North West while on a school orientation camp.

_WATCH: Enock Mpianzi memorial _

Lesufi suspended the principal at Parktown Boys High in January, but emphasized that the move did not mean he was a suspect.

Malcolm Williams was suspended with immediate effect, following growing calls from the public for accountability from the school.

A week after the 13-year-old’s body had been found, it emerged that despite attempts by many of his classmates to tell facilitators and teachers that he was missing, they only started searching for Mpianzi the following day.

Lesufi held a meeting with panicked parents who expressed concerns about the safety of their children, in the care of teachers, since the incident.

The MEC also confirmed in a media briefing that the camp had not been authorised by the department.

WATCH: Principal and officials suspended

It also emerged that the Nyati Bush River Lodge, where the camp took place, had experienced several other pupil deaths in earlier years.

Meanwhile, 16-year-old Kelebogile Molopyane has been laid to rest in Hebron, in the North West on Saturday.
The grade 10 pupil at Ferndale High School in Randburg fell to his death earlier this week, after suffering an epileptic fit.

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