South Africa: Enock Mpianzi's Mother Cries Out for Drowned Son At Memorial Service

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Family and friends of Enock Mpianzi gathered to pay tribute to the 13-year-old who died during a 'water activity' at a school orientation camp.

"Enock was humble and respectful," Enock Mpianzi's brother Shadrach Mpianzi said at a memorial service for the boy which was held at Parktown Boys High School on Tuesday 28 January.

The school hall was filled with boys from the school as well as some parents of pupils. Friends from Enock's former primary school, Brixton Primary, also came to the service to pay their respects and share fond memories of Enock.

"I was Enock's best buddy. Enock's friend," said Mpho Molelekeng. "We shared good memories together. He was a kind boy. He used to joke. He was always friendly. He never fought with anyone."

Enock went missing on Wednesday 15 January during a water activity at Parktown Boys High School's annual Grade 8 camp at the Nyati Bush and River Breakaway in Brits, North West. The activity required the learners to build a makeshift raft using objects around them like wooden poles and shoelaces.

Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg gathered on Tuesday 28 January 2020 in...

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