Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
3 minute read
29 Jan 2020
6:10 am

IN PICS: Ex-schoolmates, teachers bid Enock Mpianzi farewell

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

'I wish a miracle could happen,' Enock's natural sciences teacher Mapula Modipa-Xaba said through tears. 'I can’t believe he is gone, and gone in the way that he left.'

Enock's brothers speak during the memorial for Enock Mpianzi at Parktown Boys' High in Parktown, 28 January 2020. Enock drowned during a school outing recently. Picture Neil McCartney

Just a few months after she accompanied close friend Enock Mpianzi to their primary school farewell, a Grade 8 girl said goodbye to him yesterday at a memorial service at the high school he was enrolled to attend this year. Remembering Mpianzi yesterday, Mpho Molelekeng said the news of her best friend’s death had shattered her heart. Molekekeng, who is now a high school pupil in a different school, shared her heartache at the service held in Parktown Boys’ High School’s hall. It was attended by his classmates, the principal, teachers and ex-pupils from his primary school as well as...