3.3.2020 08:09 pm
The Mpianzi family’s legal representative, Ian Levitt, was shocked by the move, saying they had not given their blessing for the report to be released.
The Gauteng education department will on Wednesday release the forensic report into the death of Parktown Boys' High School pupil Enock Mpianzi.
Lesufi added that he had urged all investigators to conclude their probes so that a report could be made public to the school community.
This was due to inconsistencies in ‘alleged facts’ surrounding the turn of events at the camp.
Seboko’s family believed that there may have been an element of bullying involved in his death after marks were found on his body.
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.
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.
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.
Forecasts suggest more harsh weather is on the way.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, Cogta MEC Sipho Hlomuka announced that disaster management teams would remain on standby following a warning of severe thunderstorms.