Video of school girl being bullied goes viral

2015-02-19 09:13

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A video of a KwaZulu-Natal schoolgirl being slapped, shoved and kicked in the abdomen by two other pupils has gone viral.

The video, which appears to be recorded in a dorm room at the school, was reportedly taken in September at Vukuzakhe High School, The Star reported today.

In the video, the girl is repeatedly slapped and shoved while sitting on a bed. While on the floor, she is kicked in her abdomen several times.

One of the bullies asks the girl: “Do you still want to be my child?”

The girl says “yes”.

The newspaper said it appeared the girl was being attacked for ignoring one of the bullies after they had summoned her.

The two bullies were in Grade 11 and the girl in Grade 9.

“The pupils were suspended immediately after the department was made aware of the video,” KwaZulu-Natal education department spokesperson Isaac Luthuli was quoted as saying.

He said a tribunal was held on Tuesday where recommendations were made.

“The school’s governing body will sit [today] and will look at the recommendations and take it from there,” he said.

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