Three pupils from Mbilwi Secondary School in Limpopo have been suspended in connection with the assault on Lufuno Mavhunga.

Mavhunga later died in an apparent suicide.

Limpopo education department spokesperson Tidimalo Chuene told News24 on Thursday that a disciplinary hearing had been set for 22 April.

This comes after a 15-year-old was arrested and charged for the assault on Mavhunga.

In a viral video shared on social media, a pupil can be seen repeatedly slapping Mavhunga, who does not retaliate. Other learners watch and cheer.

Subscribe to our Free Daily All4Women Newsletter to enter

An inquest docket has been opened into Mavhunga’s death.

According to Limpopo police, it is alleged that, after the incident, Mavhunga came home, locked herself in a room, and consumed a large number of pills.

She was rushed to hospital and declared dead on arrival.

Meanwhile, Jacaranda FM reported that, during a Q&A session with Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga during a visit to the school, it emerged that Mavhunga had apparently reported instances of bullying to two teachers, but no action was taken.

Motshekga said she was awaiting a report on the investigation.

Judge gavel in court. Library with lot of books in background

“I was framed” claims dad accused of killing his 4 children

He told the court he believed a local businessman might be behind the murders because of a row over a business transaction.

weather forecast background - variety weather conditions, bright sun and blue sky; dark stormy sky with lightnings

SA Weather: Wet weekend ahead for some

According to the South African Weather Service, a Yellow (Level 2) Disruptive Rain warning has been issued over the southern parts of KZN and the eastern parts of the Eastern Cape.

Township cinema

Cape Town township gets a pop-up cinema

With his love of movies and experience from working at a cinema, 25-year-old Buhle Sithela has opened his own cinema in Harare, Khayelitsha.

Watch: Cop & security guard foil CIT heist

Watch: Cop & security guard foil CIT heist

A policeman and a security guard were wounded in a foiled cash-in-transit heist, which saw authorities chase the gang from the scene in Macassar and eventually arrest three would-be robbers in Stellenbosch.

Scores of people queueing for the Covid-19 grant outside the Mdantsane Post Office in East London in January before it was extended. Archive photo: Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik

Last-minute call to extend Covid-19 grant, increase it to R585

Many beneficiaries of the grant were not even aware that it is being terminated, said Alfred Moyo, a coordinator at the #PayTheGrants campaign

Author: News24.com