- A video has gone viral on social media which showed a 16-year-old pupil viciously assaulting her classmate.
- According to the victim, her former friend had been bullying her for the past four years
- An assault case has since been opened against the 16-year-old attacker.
A 38-second video was shared on social media which showed a schoolgirl hitting one of her fellow pupils.
According to a report by Daily Voice, the incident took place at Beacon Hill Secondary in Beacon Valley in Mitchells Plain on Thursday.
The video shows a victim being slapped hard in the face just after she got out of the classroom. She holds her cheek and tries to get away from her attacker, who follows her back into the classroom.
Later the video shows the same grade 10 pupil being assaulted in the school’s quad, where the attacker this time hits her with her fists, knee her in the stomach and grab her by the hair.
The fight is ultimately broken up by a security guard and a school boy. According to the victim, she and the girl who assaulted her were friends in primary school, but for the last four years the girl had been bullying her.
She added she never spoke out about the bullying because the girl threatened her with the notorious 28s gang, so she feared for her life.
However, the assaulter said she only hit her because the girl allegedly said she was going to beat her up.
Briefly.co.za learned the 38-year-old mom of the victim opened an assault case after she saw the terrifying footage.
Social media users were outraged over the horrific footage, adding parents should encourage their kids not to fight or bully other pupils.
Betina van der Merwe wrote, “So sickening these new trends...by the way...who decided it was a good thing to have scholars keep their cell phones at school though? I thought school was for learning and developing, but having a cell phone (on and active, especially on data mode) is so distracting though.”
Liesl Swart added, “Brown Bullies belongs behind bars.”
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