A harrowing video of a teenage learner getting bullied at a school is all over social media on Tuesday – as Limpopo’s provincial education department confirms it is investigating claims that the youngster took her own life shortly after the incident. The clip went viral on Monday evening, and it has allegedly led to some fatal consequences.
The footage is disturbing, to say the least. Two girls are in an argument – seemingly over a R5 coin – before a third party gets involved. The bully then slaps the young student, known as Lufuno, across the face several times.
We also calling for #JusticeForLufuno after she was bullied yesterday @ Mbilwi High School here in Limpopo, and she committed suicide later yesterday after an incident #JusticeForLulu pic.twitter.com/4XqwWuEmUK
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The altercation eventually ends, leaving the victim humiliated by her ordeal. Laughter and mocking cheers can be heard in the background. The incident took place at a secondary school in Thohoyandou, Limpopo – and outraged parents and classmates have since marched to the institution to demand justice for the Grade 10 learner.
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While the inquiry into what exactly transpired at this school continues, political heavyweights have shared their views on the matter. OneSA Movement leader Mmusi Maimane described the scenes as ‘a parent’s worst nightmare’ – and called upon Minister Angie Motshekga to make an emergency visit to the facility within the next few days:
“There must be #JusticeForLufuno. This is a parent’s worst nightmare. It’s heartbreaking. I hope that the Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga visits the school and the family while she is on her Limpopo oversight visit this week. No school in our nation should entertain bullying in any shape or form.”
There must be #JusticeForLufuno. This is a parents worst nightmare. It’s heartbreaking.
I hope that the minister of basic education visits the school and the family while she is on her Limpopo oversight.
No school in our nation should entertain bullying in any shape or form. pic.twitter.com/YAGBL3dTTq
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 13, 2021