The body of the missing Parktown Boys’ High school pupil Enoch Mpianzi has been found. The information was confirmed by Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on social media on Friday morning….
The Grade 8 pupil went missing during an orientation camp near Brits in North West on Thursday. He was identified on Friday morning as 13-year-old Enock Mpianzi.
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Friday tweeted a picture of Mpianzi, saying: “Our prayers and support is with the family.”
Lesufi earlier said the camp had been cancelled and that the remaining pupils would be returning to the Johannesburg-based school by 11:00 on Friday.
According to the school, Mpianzi went missing following a “water activity”.
The school issued a statement on Friday morning stating that the Grade 8 group had arrived at camp on Wednesday.
“On Thursday morning, it was realised that a boy had gone missing from the camp. Emergency procedures have been instituted by camp management and are being assisted by members of the local community and the SAPS Emergency Services,” the statement read.
BREAKING #ParktownBoysCamp The body of the missing learner has been found by the police. The family of Enoch Mpianza was fully briefed and we are all devastated by this tragic accident. Our thoughts are with the family and the school community.
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) January 17, 2020
Lesufi visited the campsite on Friday morning and is expected to visit the school at 13:00 on Friday.
Department spokesperson Steve Mabona said its psycho-social unit would be at the school to assist with necessary counselling to the school community.