The family of dead Mpianzi files R20m lawsuit


The family of a Parktown Boys’ High School pupil who died while on a school camp are seeking R20m in damages.

The parents of Parktown Boys’ pupil Enock Mpianzi said as a result of their son’s death, they have suffered impaired mental health and are in need of medical treatment.

Their son’s death was due to negligence of the school.

At the high court in Pretoria, it was revealed in summons filed by their attorney – Ian Levitt, where the family tabled a civil claim of R20m against:

  • the school,
  • the Gauteng department of education,
  • Nyathi Bush and River Break,
  • the school governing body, and
  • sacked principal Malcolm Williams.

According to Levitt, the R20m figure constitutes all grief and constitutional damages the family is requesting for their suffering.

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