Lufuno Mavhunga: South Africa Bids a Sad Farewell to Teenager

Lufuno Mavhunga: South Africa Bids a Sad Farewell to Teenager

- Lufuno Mavhunga tragically took her own life after being bullied at school

- She was laid to rest at a touching funeral service where friends and family could say their final goodbyes

- Social media users took to the internet to pay their tributes to Lufuno Mavhunga

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Friends and family of secondary school learner Lufuno Mavhunga said goodbye to her as she was laid to rest.

A video showing a Grade 10 Limpopo schoolgirl being bullied resulted in the student taking her own life at the beginning of the week.

Lufuno Mavhunga: South Africa bids farewell to tragic teen
Lufuno Mavhunga was laid to rest in a moving funeral. Photo credit: @BrianAsive
Source: Twitter

Social media users were in uproar and demanded justice for the 15-year-old learner. Twitter users took to the internet to pay their final respects:

@BrianAsive:

"Today we say goodbye
Goodbye to this young beautiful angel ️️
Goodbye to this young beautiful woman ️️

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Goodbye to this young lioness ️️
Goodbye to this young dreamer ️️
"We are all beautiful but in different ways."

@Rsekgonwane:

"Mbilwi secondary school should be named after Lufuno Mavhunga, she died in the hands of education."

@MashilaSedzani:

"Speaking as a parent sending this message to other parents: let's teach our children that black is beautiful for them not to bully other kids and for them not to take advantage of others kids because they are from better homes."

Earlier, Briefly News reported that a video showing a Grade 10 Limpopo schoolgirl being bullied resulted in the student taking her own life at the beginning of the week.

The video shows two female students at a secondary school in Thohoyandou, Limpopo arguing over what seems to be a R5 coin before she is assaulted.

Parents and classmates have proceeded to march to the institution to demand justice for Lufuno Mavhunga.

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In other news, a 15-year-old Limpopo Mbilwi Secondary School learner has been arrested following the devastating death of Lufuno Mavhungu by suicide. The suicide came shortly after Mavhungu was allegedly assaulted by the learner who has been arrested while other learners laughed and recorded the incident.

The learner who is seen in the video as the aggressor has been charged with assault as a minor in line with the Child Justice Act.

15-year-old Lufuno fatally succumbed to an overdose on Monday after she was allegedly assaulted at school. Footage of her assault was captured by fellow learners.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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