A report on the circumstances surrounding the death of a learner from Parktown Boys’ High School has recommended that the Nyati Bush and River Breakaway, in the North West, be held liable for the dangerous conditions at the orientation camp.
13-year-old Enock Mpianzi died after a makeshift raft he and his fellow pupils built capsized in the Crocodile River at the Nyati Bush Lodge in the North West.
The details surrounding Mpianzi’s death were released on Wednesday.
The 61-page report reveals that the Nyati lodge, as well as the headmaster and five educators of the school, were reckless and negligent.
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says charges have been laid against the respective parties and the department is working to have Nyati Lodge blacklisted as a venue for school activities.
“Police are investigating that aspect and unfortunately our investigators didn’t have access to the docket so we will wait for the police to come. We will give them the report as well and hopefully it will assist them to find what went wrong. There will be no school from Gauteng that will go there and that is why I am speaking to the minister so that we can have this blacklisted,” says Lesufi.