JONATHAN JANSEN: Finding our better selves to embrace Enoch and Triphin
Sometimes, thankfully, we embrace the African refugee.
Two African refugee children found unexpected embrace in xenophobic SA. The one was, of course, Enoch Mpianzi, the newly enrolled grade 8 pupil from Parktown Boys’ High School who drowned in the Crocodile River while his teachers brushed off his absence after a watersport event. Enoch’s parents fled to SA from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a murderous hotbed of gangsters in suits who not only stole elections but exterminated hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees from nearby Rwanda.