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The week starts on a somber note with the death of Enoch Mpianzi, a pupil at Parktown Boys High School.
He lost his life during an activity at the school’s orientation camp.
Speaking to the media outside the family home on Sunday afternoon, MEC of Education in Gauteng, Panyaza Lesufi said he had a very difficult session with the boy’s family.
“The family has lots of questions, and they feel that there are things unexplained. I assured them, like we normally do, that with an incident like this, there is an independent forensic team to give a report that we can share with the family.”
Twitter was also ablaze with people having differing feelings about the incident.
Here are a few tweets about it.
In 2009, Carte Blanche did a special on the Parktown Boys’ initiation court case. 11 years later and they’re still doing initiating children under the guise of “orientation camps” even though it’s prohibited by the SA Schools’ Act!!??!! DEPLORABLE. #ParktownBoysCamp pic.twitter.com/uq1ZBSVdCl
— prosecco daddy 🥂 (@AbutiDlazof) January 17, 2020
As an educator myself! I have been on many tours! Even took children overseas and let me tell you there was not one moment when I didn’t know where those kids were! Because when you on tour you are the parent! It’s your job! There is no excuse #ParktownBoysCamp
— Jeanne Harito (@JeanneHarito) January 17, 2020
UPDATE 2: #ParktownBoysCamp . I met with the family of the missing child on site and they granted us permission to release his photo. The rescue team has resumed their search. The boys will arrive back at school around 11am. All sporting activities are suspended. pic.twitter.com/DoRi1vxaFA
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) January 17, 2020
MaXhosa designer, Laduma Ngxokolo has joined in on the #PhoyisaChallenge and his video is a vibe.
The fashion designer posted a clip of himself jamming to the Phoyisa song next to a New York City police van.
In the 21-second video, Laduma is rocking a colourful MaXhosa designer coat as he pulls off some dances moves in the cold NYC weather.
— Laduma Ngxokolo (@LadumaNgxokolo) January 19, 2020
TV personality, Minnie-Dlamini-Jones, celebrated her 10 years in the entertainment scene this past weekend.
Held at a luxury Sandton mansion on a rainy Saturday afternoon, Dlamini-Jones said the wet weather was symbolic that Khosini, her brother that passed away recently, was with them in spirit.
From launching her own beauty brand, MD Skincare, to hosting several TV shows and trying her hand at acting, Dlamini-Jones said her greatest highlight was still winning the Live Amp presenter search in 2010.
“That was the day that changed my life. I felt like I was thrown into the deep end and I had no option but to swim. That experience taught me strength and perseverance.
“It also taught me to truly discover what I really wanted to do with the platform that I had, and I feel like right now I’m truly living the dream that I had 10 years ago,” she said.