Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi released the forensic report into the death of Enock Mpianzi on Wednesday.
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The report by Harris Niobe Molebatsi into the death of Enock Mpianzi was released on Wednesday evening to parents before it was released to the media.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi and investigator Peter Harris highlighted the report findings and recommendations, including some of the actions already taken. These included:
1. Accurate roll calls were not taken
2. Disciplinary action should be taken against Parktown Boys’ High School principal, teachers and the Gauteng department of education district officials
3. The school governing body is found to be at fault for allowing the camp to take place without proper authorisation
4. Nyati Bush and River Lodge should be held liable for being reckless
5. The lodge only had 12 life jackets yet more than 200 pupils attended the camp
6. The Gauteng department of education wants schools not to use Nyati Bush and River Lodge
7. Criminal charges against officials have been laid with the police
Watch the full briefing here:
After meeting with the family, the department met with the school. The report has parts where teachers are mentioned in the report, says Lesufi.
The school management team accepted the report without objections.
The SGB raised various issues;
– They were not taken through the previous report which found some of the teachers guilty (this was clarified)
– SGB pleased that because of the high number of teachers implicated the matter must be handled with care
– SGB also requested that the image or brand of the school must be protected. “We can’t choose a brand over the loss of a life,” Lesufi said.
– Labour unions representing teachers gave the department the go-ahead to release the report
– Lastly, parents gave permission to release the report.