Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
4 minute read
5 Mar 2020
4:43 pm

Mpianzi drowning: Criminal charges, civil lawsuits in the offing

Brian Sokutu

The report into the death of Enock Mpianzi could potentially open a floodgate of criminal and civil legal action against all those who have been found wanting by the investigators.

Enock Mpianzi

Individuals and institutions implicated in circumstances leading to the death of 13-year-old Parktown Boys' High School pupil Enock Mpianzi, could soon face a range of criminal charges – from culpable homicide to civil lawsuits. In what has been described as “a damning report” following the probe by law firm Harris Nupen Molebatsi (HNM) into the death of Mpianzi, who drowned during a school camp in January, South African Human Rights Commission commissioner Andre Gaum today said the incident demonstrated “recklessness in the extreme”. Mpianzi - among 50 pupils who participated in a school excursion - died tragically during the camp...