Lufuno Mavhunga, who was filmed being bullied at Mbilwi secondary school, reportedly died after committing suicide.
The hashtag #JusticeForLufuno trended on social media as people around the country weigh in on the bullying incident including celebrities.During the harrowing scene shown in two videos, Lufuno can be seen trying to shield herself. Not once does she fight back.
The video shows Lufuno being confronted by another learner before they are interrupted by a learner who slaps her several times.
Defenceless, Lufuno does not fight back. Instead, she tries to reason with her attacker. In the background, other learners are heard mocking and cheering the perpetrator.
We also calling for #JusticeForLufuno after she was bullied yesterday @ Mbilwi High School here in Limpopo, and she committed suicide later yesterday after an incident #JusticeForLulu pic.twitter.com/4XqwWuEmUK— Spirit Filled (@Seer_Terabyte) April 13, 2021
The 15-year-old girl who allegedly assaulted Lufuno Mavhunga, which may have led to her suicide, has been arrested and charged with assault.South African Human Rights Commission prelimary report says On the day of the incident, Lufuno and the school’s security guard had gone to report the case of bullying to the school principal’s office but he failed to attend to it,” said the region’s SAHRC spokesperson Victor Mavhidula.
Instead, he told the security guard to return to his post and for Lufuno to return to class, even after she had told him about the threats made by the perpetrator.
“The child was crying, telling him she cannot return to class and that the bully would hit her, but he ignored her,” said the region’s SAHRC spokesperson Victor Mavhidula.
Lufuno went home with an injured eye. He did not attend to it. When she got home, she informed her brother who sent the principal a text message and he acted as if he did not know about the incident,” said Mavhidula.
Two pupils have been suspeded regarding the issue .