Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
4 minute read
22 Jan 2020
6:00 am

Enoch Mpianzi: How Parktown Boys’ High School and lodge erred

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

Many key factors were overlooked leading up to the tragic drowning of the Grade 8 pupil, an occupational health and safety industry expert says.

A view outside the entrance of Parktown Boys' High School, 21 January 2020, where people have laid flowers to remember Enoch Mpianzi who drowned last week while on a school orientation camp. Picture: Michel Bega

As anger continues to mount against the leadership of Parktown Boys’ High School, there have been calls for the suspension of the principal, while an expert has weighed in on where the school may have gone wrong before the death of one of their pupils last week. Enoch Mpianzi, one of the school’s new batch of Grade 8 pupils, drowned during an orientation camp last Wednesday. Mpianzi reportedly went missing when a raft was overturned in the Crocodile River. However, he was only reported missing the following day and his body was discovered on Friday. An expert in occupational health...