Probe must be conducted to take action against Mbilwi Secondary bullies: LegalWise

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LegalWise South Africa says investigations must be conducted by the Mbilwi Secondary School in Sibasa, Limpopo, to determine the action to be taken against learners involved in bullying.  

The Limpopo Department of Education has launched its own investigation into circumstances that led to the suicide of a grade 10 learner after the 15-yearold was assaulted by another learner 

The incident was captured on video and circulated online.  

Head of Research at LegalWise SA George Pelser says: “So from a legal point of view, the schools are regulated by their code of conduct and by what the SA Schools Act says as well. There are certain procedures that the school must follow as well. The school must investigate this matter, get all the evidence in place, seeing what happened and deal with it in terms of the code of conduct, which will lead to a disciplinary hearing against the student being accused of bullying and which may lead to the suspension of the child from the school which is in line with the school’s code of conduct.”  

SABC News Reporter Pimani Baloyi gives more insight into the bullying incident:  

Users on Twitter have shared their thoughts on the incident, with the #JusticeForLufuno: