A memorial service for 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga has begun.

It is being held at her school, Mbilwi Secondary School, in Limpopo.

Mavhunga took her life on Monday after a video of her being assaulted by a fellow learner went viral on social media.

She has been described as a peace-loving child.

Her assault sparked public outcry, with the hashtag #JusticeForLufuno trending on social media.

It also reignited the debate on violence in South Africa.

Her assailant is appearing in court today.

She faces an assault charge. Several other learners who are said to have egged her on during the assault face suspension from school.