Sipho Mabena
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
18 Jan 2020
6:00 am

How did Enoch Mpianzi drown in river during school camp?

Sipho Mabena

Questions are being asked and fingers pointed after the tragic drowning of the Parktown Boys’ High pupil in the Crocodile River.

Julie Habedi speaks to The Citizen next to the Crocodile River in North West were a Parktown Boys' High School pupil was found dead during a school initiation, 17 January 2019. Picture: Nigel Sibanda

The discovery of the body of a Parktown Boys’ High School pupil has led to several questions about the handling of the trip, with parents demanding answers on why it took nearly a day before a search was started for the drowned boy. Meanwhile, it has emerged that none of the instructors knew that Enoch Mpianzi couldn’t swim and didn’t even notice his disappearance, and this is ultimately what led to his death, according to an instructor at the lodge near Brits, North West. “Before they went into the river for the water exercise, I repeatedly asked whether they could...