DoE not laying charges, to release report on drowning: Lesufi

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the department would be releasing a report on Friday outlining the action to be taken against those involved in the death of Enoch Mpianzi.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi said the department would be releasing a report on Friday outlining the action to be taken against those involved in the death of Enoch Mpianzi.

Mpianzi, a Grade 8 pupil at Parktown Boys High School, drowned during an orientation camp in Brits last week.

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Lesufi clarified the department would not be laying charges but the report would outline what action would be taken against the people involved.

"There is a learner that was in the same boat with Enoch that came to my office and the parents narrated what the learner explained to them," said Lesufi.

"I felt that it was very serious. I took the family to Enoch's family so that they can get that closure as well..."

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He said the child has been moved to another school.

The MEC explained a preliminary report has been submitted to the department.

"We are only releasing a report on what kind of action we are taking against whoever that was involved.

"We are not laying charges, that part is for the police and hopefully, the Human Rights Commission as well," Lesufi clarified.

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