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Body of missing Grade 8 pupil who went missing at orientation camp found

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The Gauteng MEC confirmed the discovery and said the boy's family had been briefed.

The body of Grade 8 Parktown Boys' High school pupil Enock Mpianzi has been found. Picture: Facebook

Johannesburg – The body of Enock Mpianzi, the Parktown Boys’ High School pupil who went missing during an orientation camp in the North West province, has been found by police.

Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi confirmed the discovery and said that the boy’s family had been briefed.

Earlier on Friday, the school in a statement said it realised that the Grade 8 pupil was missing on Thursday morning.

“Police Search and Rescue are on-site and are already at work in the area of the river where a water activity was held after the boy’s arrival. The parents of the missing boy are at the venue.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this traumatic time,” the school said.

Meanwhile, Lesufi tweeted on Thursday night that he would join in the search for the missing boy.

He added that the orientation camp has been cancelled.

The rest of the Grade 8 pupils who were on the camp with Mpianzi have since returned home.

Parktown Boys’ High School pupils return from their orientation camp after a fellow pupil went missing. Video: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency/ANA
Video: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency/ANA
Video: Simphiwe Mbokazi/African News Agency/ANA

*This is a developing story

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