In 2009, Carte Blanche did a special on the Parktown Boys’ initiation court case. 11 years later and they’re still doing initiating children under the guise of “orientation camps” even though it’s prohibited by the SA Schools’ Act!!??!! DEPLORABLE. #ParktownBoysCamp

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“Traditional” all boys schools scare me
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
My son was enrolled @PARKTOWN_BOYS years ago, and attended a similar camp. New boys were slapped kicked humiliated. Raised with the principal @PARKTOWN_BOYS has a long history of bullying and violence against children, without consequences. I removed him after two years. @Lesufi
 
Close this whole school down.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
 
The toxic culture of initiation that goes on in boys high schools needs to be talked about, I’ve never understood the purpose of these barbaric & outdated traditions.
 
 
This school is a problem.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
And yet you still send your kids there.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
initiation was stopped a long time ago.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
My understanding is that only grade 8's were at camp, no matric students. So don't think it's related to initiation-more a very tragic accident. Even those who can swim can drown, look at those who drowned while swimming midmar mile. And yes, the kids should've had life jackets.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
Whites will defend the school bcz a black kid died during this psuedo orientation-initiation camp....if the kid was white....that school would have been on lock down. #Blackchildyouonurown
 
In reply to @Lesufi
@Lesufi Tata, please please investigate this #ParktownBoysCamp thing thoroughly. No parent sends their child to school to die.
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
So a kid drowning because of a strong current is part of initiation simply because it’s Parktown?
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
School needs to be held accountable
 
When are we going to learn that this needs to STOP? Parents, say NO!!!!!!!!!
 
Clearly this primises is not a place for children 😞#ParktownBoysCamp
#ShutDownParkTownBoys
 
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
how is orientation camp initiation??? these grade 8 boys go on camp to get to know each other and get to know their peers and teachers so that they can get to fit in when return back to school you're just simply being ignorant about this whole situation speak when you have facts
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
That's the most horrific thing that have happened, and the parents must going through a very difficult time, ndiyavelana nabo...may his soul rest in eternal peace #ParktownBoysCamp #RIPEnockMpianzi
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
We all know what happened to that child at that camp 😢😢😢😢😢
 
Get rid of the whole damn school
 
There are so many twists to this #ParktownBoysCamp story. And It's getting scarier by the minute.
 
Wasn’t this incident on school grounds, not a camp? Ie this has little to no correlation of the incident from an outing that was managed by camp staff?
 
 
 
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
This is utter nonsense there was no initiation on camp
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
What is going on in that school!!!!😳😳😳😳
 
In reply to @AbutiDlazof
This is making me angry! I have a boy. Last thing is lose your child to this stupid ritual! #RIPEnockMpianzi
 
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Despite all that orientation camps still happen. 🤔 #ParktownBoysCamp
 
What if he died as a result of an initiation practice gone wrong??? I just hope that his family gets answers & justice! pic.twitter.com/71nHnUQFfX
 
Fucken temporary expulsion. Criminals in school uniforms. This kind of behaviour is not different to jail gang infighting. These boys are surely holding esteemed positions on your Corporate world with a brighter future "disciplining" the lot.
 
 
We had this conversation at work, Parktown Boys is just always making headlines for scary @#ish
 
 
Wow this school. 10 years later.
 
WHEN WILL THIS BOYS SCHOOL NONSENSE STOP AND MAKE WAY TO TEACHINGS OF SOFT SKILLS LIKE INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION,CONFLICT RESOLUTION,TEAM WORK WITHOUT BULLYING.
 
 
SHUT IT.... SHUT IT DOWN!
 
In reply to @MaqPaulM
@MaqPaulM you were asking why people are saying it's initiation. Seems like the school has a reputation.... not really a good one.
 
I don't know what is what with these alleged initiations and stuff but one thing I've picked up is that it is dangerous to send your son to this school. Nothing good is ever reported about the school.
 
What's wrong with this Parktown Boys school mara
 
i’m an ex-Parktown boy. these practises have been going on since i was there in the 80s and before. prosecute these horrific perpetrators and the complicit teachers. end initiation and bullying. if the school is forced to close, so be it.
 
This is bad. They should’ve stopped.
 
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