Gauteng matric pupil at centre of viral bullying video kept in custody asks to write exams

2020-01-31 17:13
A screengrab of the incident. (Photo: @LaDumezulu, Twitter)

A screengrab of the incident. (Photo: @LaDumezulu, Twitter)

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The Gauteng Grade 12 pupil who was caught on video allegedly bullying one of her peers will remain in custody until her next court appearance.

She has also asked to be allowed to write her exams.

The Modiri Secondary School pupil, 19, was arrested on Thursday after she was filmed allegedly pouring a white liquid over another pupil, before using the empty carton to hit the pupil over the head and walking away.

Both girls in the video clip, which went viral on social media, were wearing school uniforms at the time.

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She appeared in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Friday, according to the Gauteng education department.

The case was postponed to Wednesday, February 5, and the girl remained in custody, according to department spokesperson Steve Mabona. Gauteng police have confirmed this.

Gauteng NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane was not immediately available for comment about the court proceedings. Her comment will be added to the story once received.

The girl was suspended on Thursday after Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi visited the school.

On Thursday, Mabona said the victim's parents were advised to open a common assault case.

In two separate videos released on Friday morning, she apologised for her actions.

She also apologised to Lesufi and asked to be allowed to write exams, adding that she will abide by any decision.

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