SGB ordered to bring to book bullying incident perpetrators

A 27-second video of a bullying incident at Elukhanyisweni Secondary School in Emalahleni went viral.

In the video, the learner was seen assaulting another learner several times until a bystander intervenes by assaulting back at the instigator.

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The Department of Education released a statement following the incident. It reads that the school governing body must bring to book everyone involved in the incident.

“The Community Safety and Liaison MEC, Vusi Shongwe, visited the school. The Department also deployed officials to offer to counsel to the victim. Other learners who may have negatively affected by the incident will also receive counselling. The Department is monitoring the developments at this school closely.”

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Emalahleni is not new to bullying. In September 2021, four learners, two from Alfred Matshine Secondary School, and two from another school, threw eggs and poured custard over another learner for refusing to join their gang, Izikhothane.

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