Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
3 minute read
24 Jan 2020
6:23 am

Mpianzi drowning’s aftermath brings hope to foreigners

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

The fact that the Mpianzi family's status as refugees is not the main focus brings with it hope for the future for foreign nationals – that they are human first.

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye.

Although the dark cloud that hovers over Parktown Boys’ High School continues to darken by the day, one thing that stood out strongly for me during these trying days since the loss of Enock Mpianzi is the overwhelming sense of support the Mpianzi family is receiving from South Africans who were heartbroken by his death. Since the story broke last week, updates of the tragedy have only added fuel to an already raging fire as many people express their anger towards the school for its alleged negligence while, in the same breath, offer condolences and assistance to the family, reportedly...