Lawyers representing the family of Enoch Mpianzi have served the Gauteng Education Department with an R20 million lawsuit. In announcing receipt of this summons MEC Panyaza Lesufi said that they had given the family an offer to settle the matter, which was rejected. Lesufi says that the department will be opposing the lawsuit. Enoch was thirteen years old when he was swept away by a heavy current in the Crocodile River during a Parktown Boys’ High School Grade 8 orientation camp.
It was held at Nyati Bush and River Break Lodge in Brits, North West, in January of this year. His body was found two days after disappearing when a makeshift raft he and other pupils were riding overturned in the river.
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