A South African female student identified as Lufuno Mavhunga has taken her own life after she was aggressively bullied by her fellow schoolmates over R5 (about GHC 2.25p).
In the video of the incident, which has since gone viral on social media, Lufuno Mavhungu, 15, was seen taking severe beatings from one of her schoolmates.
She repeatedly slapped Lufuno while other schoolgirls cheered on taking a video of the incident.
A day after the video, Lufuno was found in her room overdosed on pills that she had taken to take her life. She was rushed to the Hospital by her mom who found her unconscious in her room but luck eluded them as she was pronounced dead on arrival.
A video purportedly showing what look likes the aggressor being arrested by police on Tuesday popped up but Police officers In Limpopo said no assault case had been opened against her and the Limpopo Department of Education was dealing with the incident at that level.
“The police received a call from Siloam Hospital that a learner from Mbilwi High School, Lufuno Mavhungu came to the hospital unconscious and was certified dead on arrival.
“The child arrived home from school and alleged that she was beaten up by the other learner. She thereafter allegedly locked herself up in the room and overdosed on pills,” Limpopo police spokesperson, Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said.
See the video below;
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