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Lesufi suspends Parktown Boys’ High principal Malcolm Williams

24 January 2020 12:38 PM
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It has emerged that Gauteng Education Dept had not authorised the Parktown Boys' school grade 8 camp at Nyati lodge near Brits.

The principal of Parktown Boys’ High School, Malcolm Williams, has been suspended with immediate effect.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi says it appears that there was serious negligence on the part of the school and the Nyati Bush and Riverbreak lodge where Enock Mpianzi drowned last week.

Lesufi briefed the media on Friday amid an ongoing investigation into the 13-year-old boy's tragic death.

It’s been a week since Mpianzi's body was found in the Crocodile River.

RELATED: 'The river swept him away' - Enock Mpianzi's classmate gives eyewitness account

According to Lesufi, the department had not authorised the school trip to the lodge near Brits in North West.

The department has also suspended the officials from the district offices who were working on approving the trip.

The MEC has also decided to cancel an upcoming Parktown Boys school trip to Bloemfontein this month.

He says the department will also review all scheduled trips by schools in the province.

WATCH: Lesufi briefs media on Parktown Boys’ camp tragedy

Listen to the EWN update for a summary:


24 January 2020 12:38 PM
Tags:
MEC Panyaza Lesufi
Parktown Boys High School
Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza
Enock Mpianzi

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