Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo
2 minute read
30 Jan 2020
6:20 am

The high price of a code of silence

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo

While Inxeba The Wound is told from an African perspective, Enock Mpianzi’s story stands toe-to-toe with the atrocities of a brotherhood with a bourgeois accent.

Kekeletso Nakeli-Dhliwayo.

With tears streaming down their faces, the family of Enock Mpianzi will lay their son to rest at the weekend. A young man, at the edge of his tomorrows, lost his life due to alleged negligence. And what has come out since the investigations into his death started, is the prevalence of a code of silence in a school community that refuses to break rank and speak their truth. There can never be any denying the greatness of Parktown Boys' High. The class of 2019 attained a 98.1% pass rate, with 94% qualifying for tertiary education – sheer brilliance! But...