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education90TimesLIVE reports that according to the family of Enock Mpianzi, the firing of Parktown Boys' High School principal Malcolm Williams on Monday was not enough.  

A family spokesperson said:  “The family welcomes the dismissal but feel it's too little, too late.  The family wants justice and the principal's dismissal is not justice.”  Thirteen-year-old Mpianzi died at a lodge near Brits during a school orientation camp.  Williams was charged with three allegations of misconduct emanating from the incident on 15 January 2020.  He allegedly undertook or caused the school to undertake an excursion to the lodge without prior approval.  A second allegation was that he failed to ensure that a correct roll-call was taken of all pupils who went on the excursion.  The final allegation was that he endangered the lives of the learners by disregarding safety rules and regulations, in that he failed to ensure that all learners who were to participate in the water activities were provided with life jackets.  The principal was found guilty of the first two allegations, and subsequently not guilty of the third allegation.  Gauteng education department spokesperson Steve Mabona indicated:  “The presiding officer has, after careful consideration of mitigating and aggravating circumstances, dismissed him accordingly.  Therefore, he has a right to appeal to the MEC against the findings within five working days of his receiving the dismissal notice.”

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Kgaugelo Masweneng at TimesLIVE
  • See too, Parktown Boys principal Malcolm Williams fired by GDE after Enock Mpianzi death, at EWN

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