Gogo who was assaulted by teenager in viral video receives counselling

Gogo who was assaulted by teenager in viral video receives counselling

- A viral video showed a teenager beating up an elderly woman in KZN

- Social workers have provided the gogo counselling services

- The teenager was also arraigned in court for the incident

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The 69-year-old gogo who was assaulted by a teenager recently has received counselling services.

As Briefly.co.za reported, a viral video showed the 19-year-old girl beating the elderly woman with a stick, causing social media outrage.

According to East Coast Radio, the incident happened in KwaHlabisa in KwaZulu-Natal. It's unclear what sparked the assault.

Ncumisa Ndelu, a spokesperson for KZN's department of social development, said social workers have reached out to the gogo:

What they've found so far is that the old woman lives alone. She has no children. They have offered her a selection of services including an offer to remove her from the area until the situation settles down.

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She added that the teenage girl is in Grade 11 and has a child who is 13 months old. Additionally, she has behavioural issues.

The unnamed girl was arraigned in court recently on charges of common assault. She was released on a warning.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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