Enoch Mpianzi: Malema says ‘heads will roll’, offers family free legal support_1

EFF leader Julius Malema has taken the Enoch Mpianzi case into his own counsel. The opposition party figurehead visited the family of the tragic teen, who drowned in an acrimonious manner during a Parktown Boys’ High School trip. The school and the provincial education department have been blamed for the death.

Mpianzi was just 13 years old when he died last week. He was part of a “team-building exercise” that went horrifically wrong in Brits. They boys on the excursion were told to build their own rafts, sturdy enough to cross the Crocodile River. But Enoch was swept away, and drowned a few kilometres downstream.

Enoch Mpianzi: Julius Malema offers free legal help to family

A series of shocking events – including the failure to conduct a head-count or contact the authorities on the same day – has left an extremely bitter taste in the mouths of family and friends. The SA Human Rights Commission have vowed to fight Mpianzi’s case for them – and thanks to Julius Malema, they will receive some extra support completely free of charge:

CIC @Julius_S_Malema let’s the family know that as the EFF, we have assembled a legal team, led by Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC and Advocate Laurence Hodes SC, to provide legal services. pic.twitter.com/9O8O0GUhi9— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 22, 2020

EFF say ‘heads will roll’ at Parktown Boys’

Known for his firebrand antics in Parliament, Juju showed a more compassionate side, given the harrowing circumstances. He said that the case had united South Africans in grief, and he promised to personally hold to account those responsible for the death of Enoch Mpianzi. According to Julius Malema, heads will roll:

CIC @Julius_S_Malema assures Enoch’s family that as the EFF, we will ensure that in both the legislature and parliament we hold the Department of Education accountable. pic.twitter.com/9eWrj3N0Zj— Economic Freedom Fighters (@EFFSouthAfrica) January 22, 2020

“The school in particular should be held accountable. Parktown Boys’ reputation is degenerating extremely fast, and it means something is wrong there. We can only help this school if someone takes full responsibility. Their heads must roll, and someone must take the blame.
“Our lawyers are on standby willing to intervene, in the capacity of your family. You don’t have to pay anything. They have volunteered themselves and they want to help. There are no restrictions in place.”Julius Malema