School bullying video goes viral

2015-02-19 09:11
A screen grab of a video taken of bullying at Vukuzakhe High School in KwaZulu-Natal. (YouTube)

A screen grab of a video taken of bullying at Vukuzakhe High School in KwaZulu-Natal. (YouTube)

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Durban - A video recording of a KwaZulu-Natal schoolgirl being slapped, shoved and kicked in the abdomen by two other pupils has gone viral, The Mercury reported on Thursday.

The video was reportedly taken at Vukuzakhe High School in September, and appears to have been recorded in a dorm room at the school.

In the video, the girl is repeatedly slapped and shoved while sitting on a bed. She is then kicked, while on the floor, in her abdomen several times while denying accusations made against her, the newspaper reported.

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

The girl says "yes".

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

According to the report, 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 [on Thursday] and will look at the recommendations and take it from there," he said.

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