Parktown Boys' tragedy: Criminal charges could be laid against those involved

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, has released his report into the death of Enoch Mpianzi.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says they are not discounting the possibility of laying criminal charges against those found guilty in playing a part in Parktown Boys' High School tragedy.

Lesufi was speaking at a media briefing following his meeting with the parents.

"It's not only about dismissing people, it cut across many things... even if it means we have to remove you at the school, we have to do that," Lesufi said.

READ: Enoch Mpianzi's father: I need justice for my son

"That's why the parents felt that, don't have a piece-meal approach on this matter... ensure you cover all the fronts because all of us we need accountability, and the reason why the police are involved is that people must be arrested," he said.

Lesufi has released his report into the death of Enoch Mpianzi.

The 13-year-old Grade 8 pupil died after he drowned at a school orientation camp in the North West.

READ: Enoch Mpianzi's mother: School failed my son

Addressing the media on Friday, Lesufi announced that the principal of the school has been suspended.

In addition, he also announced that all district officials involved, are also to be suspended.

One of the findings of the investigation is that the school trip wasn't sanctioned by the education department.