- The mother of the pupil who bullied the late Lufuno Mavhunga speaks out, saying her 14-year-old girl has regrets about what she did
- Mavhunga committed suicide after a video of herself being bullied by her schoolmate went viral on social media
- The mother of the girl says the young daughter will never erase what she did and also apologised on television for what she did to Lufuno
The pupil who made headlines in the past few weeks has finally spoken out about her actions following the death of Lufuno Mavhunga.
Speaking through her mother, the 14-year-old girl who allegedly assaulted Mavhunga just hours before the pupil took her own life says her daughter is filled with regret over the incident.
Speaking to a television station, Newzroom Afrika on Sunday, the mother of the child said her child was receiving counselling and that the Lufuno's passing will stick with her for life.
Although the case was heard in the past few weeks, the girl has been released on bail but the mother feels for her daughtr. She said: said:
“I don’t think she is proud. I remember her saying, ‘I wish I didn’t beat this child’,” said the mother.
“Even if we take her for counselling, she must be able to counsel herself and say this is the situation and this is how far my guilt is in the situation. I know she is not a cold soul that takes [the situation] for granted or ignores it.”
Just because the daughter is still a minor her identity and that of her mother have been protected following the news that Mavhunga’s suicide came as a result of bullying by the 14-year-old.
The 15-year-old victim took her own life after a video showing her being repeatedly slapped by her schoolmate went viral on social media. She overdosed on pills.
Reports surfaced that officials from the Mbilwi High School in Sibasa just outside of Thohoyandou, where the girls were pupils, opened a case of assault as the incident happened at school. Added the mother:
“I told her that she broke my heart. I told her that she is in trouble and now that it has escalated to this level, as a family we are in trouble.”
“The case is remanded to May 27 for further investigations. The pupil is facing assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm charges.”
On the dame story, Briefly News reported that friends and family of secondary school learner 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. 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.
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