Vanderbijlpark school to take action after bloody fist fight video

2018-02-02 12:26
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A video of two high school boys’ bloody fistfight has led to their school's intervention.

In the video you can see how one boy approaches the other. The two stand in front of each other while they’re surrounded by their peers, who are dressed in school uniform.

Then suddenly the boys tackle each other while the other children look on, encouraging them to fight.

In the background you can hear a learner telling the person taking the video: “Don’t take a video.”

The boys eventually fall onto the tarred road as they continue to fight.

“Stand up! Get up!” the bystanders can be heard shouting in Afrikaans. “He’s f ***ing bleeding!” shouts someone else just before the recording ends.

The video was uploaded onto YouTube and the community newspaper Vaalweekblad reported on the incident.

Upon inquiry about the video, the head of Hoërskool Transvalia in Vanderbijlpark, Johann Venske, said the school is aware of the incident and the video and is dealing with the matter accordingly.

“This is a case of boys who’ve taken school clothes outside school,” he said.

“Hoërskool Transvalia is aware of the incident; the school strongly disapproves of such disgusting behaviour. The guilty parties have already been identified and charged,” said the statement from the school's management and governing body.

According to Venske, a disciplinary hearing will also follow soon. It’s unclear who the pupils concerned are.

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