The EFF leader visited the family on Wednesday morning to convey condolences.
The statement contradicts the eye witness account of a grade 8 Parktown Boys learner who was present at the orientation camp.
‘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.
Enoch Mpianzi: How Parktown Boys’ High School and lodge erred
Many key factors were overlooked leading up to the tragic drowning of the Grade 8 pupil, an occupational health and safety industry expert says.
‘… they brought us here, took us like fools and tricked us. We are seeking justice,’ the boy’s father said angrily.
The pair were attempting to swim across a flooded river when they were caught in the strong currents.

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

Forecasts suggest more harsh weather is on the way.

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.

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.

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.

Three killed in Durban as houses collapse after heavy rains

Three people have been killed after several houses collapsed in Inanda, Durban, following heavy rains.

New Zealand military set for risky mission to retrieve bodies from volcano

The number of people believed to have died in Monday’s disaster now stands at 16.

Eruption fears halt plans to get bodies off New Zealand volcano

The official death toll after Monday’s explosion on White Island stands at six, with police listing another nine as missing.

We lost everything – Mamelodi residents displaced by floods

Residents living near the river had previously been warned to evacuate the area to avoid putting their lives at risk, but they said they had nowhere else to go.

Gauteng floods: Two bags of clothes, birth certificates is all one family could salvage

With her three-year-old child on her back, her 16- and 10-year-old children on either side, Margaret Ngobeni waded through the raging water.

At least two dead after cyclone Belna hits Madagascar

Both of the deaths reported so far occurred in Soalala, which was flooded after the dam gave way.

Pietermaritzburg fire leaves 164 people homeless

A fire gutted 97 shacks, leaving 164 people homeless in Jika Joe Informal Settlement in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend.

Washed-up body found after severe Centurion floods

Cogta Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma says another person was also electrocuted in Soshanguve but it has not yet been confirmed if it was a result of the wet weather. 

Heroism, devastation after deadly New Zealand volcano eruption

Relatives of the missing face an agonising wait to discover the fate of their loved ones as police say conditions remain too dangerous for recovery teams.

Dlamini-Zuma and Maile to visit areas affected by flooding

Current reports indicate that approximately 500 people, mostly residing in informal settlements, have been displaced, and that Tshwane is the worst affected.

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