The Police in Thohoyandou, Venda, arrested a 15-year-old schoolgirl who allegedly assaulted another learner -Lufuno Mavhunga who later died in an apparent suicide. The suspect is a learner at Mbilwi Secondary School in Thohoyandou.
The incident, which was captured on video and went viral on social media on Monday, 12 April 2021, was reported to the police this morning.
Mavhunga reportedly went home in the afternoon after being bullied by her schoolmates, and on arrival, she allegedly consumed and overdose on tablets. Her mother found her unconscious and taken to Siloam Hospital, where she was certified dead on arrival.
The police investigations are continuing. The arrested child will be dealt with under the Child Justice Act.