Enock tragedy, sex pest coach lay bare school’s ‘code of silence’

27 January 2020 - 07:01 By Shain Germaner
People picket outside Parktown Boys High, where classes resumed on Tuesday morning following a day of counselling for those affected by the death of pupil Enock Mpianzi.
People picket outside Parktown Boys High, where classes resumed on Tuesday morning following a day of counselling for those affected by the death of pupil Enock Mpianzi.
Image: Alon Skuy

“This is not a dysfunctional school,” said Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi at a media conference on the death of Parktown Boys’ High pupil Enock Mpianzi.

But minutes earlier he described how his department had intervened in 2018 to try to eradicate a “culture of silence” about abuse at the school.

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