The state of South African schools are a worry for all citizens, but most of all for parents. When a video surfaced on social media showing a boy beaten by girls, viewers were left furious, saying if the genders were reversed it would have been a huge story.
Violence among the youth of South Africa is becoming a bigger problem with every passing day.
A video recently surfaced showing a helpless boy tackled and beaten by a group of girls, and social media users were beyond upset.
Many felt that if the genders were reversed, there would have been outrage over the incident.
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Twitter user @christobed felt that it didn't really matter what the boy was accused of, the violence was uncalled for.
Any lady that asks what's the real story is mad
Another user, @ceeworld21, is convinced the problem lies with the parenting of the girls involved.
Raise better daughters
To @Aspire_ng, any kind of violence is wrong, regardless of the gender of the person on the receiving end.
Any kind of violence is bad, roles reversed or not.
According to @Busty_Pamela, if the boy had dared fight back, he would have been in big trouble for it.
If he swings once the story would change.
The social media user may have a point, Briefly.co.za reported earlier on an incident where a boy got physical with a girl, and it left South Africans seeing red.
It is hoped that this issue will be addressed with due seriousness, and soon.
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