Four people, including a little girl and baby boy, were killed in a shack fire in Mfuleni in the early hours of Friday morning, bringing to seven the number of people killed in Cape Town fires in less than a week.
All resources have been deployed to stop the inferno burning in the Du Toitskloof Pass near Paarl, which has caused damage to houses and other property in the vicinity, the Cape Winelands District Municipality said on Friday.
Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is expected to release the report at the University of the Witwatersrand on Thursday evening.
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‘I wish a miracle could happen,’ Enock’s natural sciences teacher Mapula Modipa-Xaba said through tears. ‘I can’t believe he is gone, and gone in the way that he left.’
Patricia Peters will report to the district office from Wednesday, pending the finalisation of an investigation into Jansen’s horrific death.
In honour of Mpianzi, Parktown Boys’ High pupils formed the guard of honour on the path he would have walked on his final day at the school in 2024.

Disasters Parktown Boys’ High won’t be shut down – Lesufi at Enock Mpianzi memorial

Lesufi added that he had urged all investigators to conclude their probes so that a report could be made public to the school community.

Disasters WATCH: Private law firm appointed to lead Enock Mpianzi drowning probe

This was due to inconsistencies in ‘alleged facts’ surrounding the turn of events at the camp.

Disasters Laerskool Bekker drowning: Keamohetswe Seboko to be laid to rest in Soweto

Seboko’s family believed that there may have been an element of bullying involved in his death after marks were found on his body.

Disasters Boy who tried to save Enock can’t shower or cry due to trauma, says mother

The boy’s mother, who cannot be named to protect his identity, says he’s been stunned into silence, and that the sound of water traumatises him.

Disasters WATCH: There should have been a headcount, Malema tells Mpianzi family

The EFF leader visited the family on Wednesday morning to convey condolences.

Disasters Nyati lodge says ‘excited and competitive’ children created a ‘dangerous situation’

The statement contradicts the eye witness account of a grade 8 Parktown Boys learner who was present at the orientation camp.

Disasters LISTEN: Grade 8 Parktown Boys High pupil gives eyewitness account of what happened to Enock Mpianzi

‘I grabbed a pole and tried to pass it to Enock but I couldn’t reach him. The river swept him away,’ says the eyewitness.

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Many key factors were overlooked leading up to the tragic drowning of the Grade 8 pupil, an occupational health and safety industry expert says.

Disasters Nyati lodge is hiding something, says Enoch Mpianzi’s father

‘… they brought us here, took us like fools and tricked us. We are seeking justice,’ the boy’s father said angrily.

Disasters Fiji cyclone leaves two missing, 119 in emergency shelter

The pair were attempting to swim across a flooded river when they were caught in the strong currents.

Disasters Death toll rises to at least 100 after Pakistan snow, avalanches

Forecasts suggest more harsh weather is on the way.

Disasters Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits off Puerto Rico – USGS

Tuesday’s quake was the strongest of a series of tremors that have shaken the island since December 28, topping Monday’s 5.8 quake.

Disasters Overberg fire ripped through 14K hectares of vegetation and farm land

Residents of Greyton, a small town in the Overberg, had to quickly evacuate their homes after gale force winds pushed the fire to their doorsteps.

Disasters We have identified danger zones, eThekwini mayor says after Durban flooding

Meanwhile, Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka announced that disaster management teams would remain on standby following a warning of severe thunderstorms.



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