#JusticeForLufuno has been trending this afternoon after a Limpopo schoolgirl became the latest victim of bullying.
Bullying makes you question everything about yourself, why me? What’s wrong with me? It slowly eats at your sanity, never mind what happens to your emotions because those are in shambles from day one. ?May her soul rest in peace #JusticeForLufuno pic.twitter.com/r3cY7aBA7F
— ?Irene???? (@msg_irene) April 13, 2021
Lufuno Mavhunga, had been bullied for a while. According to her father, this was brought to the school’s attention but the principal did not take action.
Mbilwi High School in Thohoyandou, in now under the spotlight after two videos of Lufuno being beaten by another student was circulated.
The Limpopo Education Department is now awaiting a report on the bullying incident.
In the graphic video, Lufuno can be seen trying to shield herself from her attacker. She doesn’t fight back.
The culture of bullying is shocking with other students laughing, applauding, and cheering on the attacker as she beat Lufuno.
Two students did try to intervene to stop the attacker from making contact with Lufuno’s face. She was however unrelenting and continued beating Lufuno, pulling her hair, punching and slapping her face multiple times.
Twitter users were in an uproar over the video and are calling for action to be taken against all involved.
Dear parents, show/send the video to your kids, explain to them what bullying does and also what is bullying. Let them understand the impact it has on and what it says about them if they bullying. Taking videos and cheering is enabling the bully also. #JusticeForLufuno
— Tannie (@nubian6) April 13, 2021
Mmusi Maimane has also voiced his concerns around the incident, calling it a parent’s worst nightmare.
There must be #JusticeForLufuno. This is a parents worst nightmare. It’s heartbreaking.
I hope that the minister of basic education visits the school and the family while she is on her Limpopo oversight.
No school in our nation should entertain bullying in any shape or form. pic.twitter.com/YAGBL3dTTq
— Mmusi Maimane (@MmusiMaimane) April 13, 2021
Having been bullied myself, that video just breaks my heart. Bullying makes you question everything about yourself, why me? What’s wrong with me? It slowly eats at your sanity, never mind what happens to your emotions because those are in shambles from day 1
— Nate (@Nate_ls_za) April 13, 2021