Jul 29, 2021

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Justice for Lufuno: Limpopo teen ‘overdosed on pills’ after being bullied

We’ve received grim confirmation that Lufuno Mavhungu – the 15-year-old girl at the center of a disturbing viral video – committed suicide Monday night just hours after a clip of her was bullied in a Limpopo schoolyard shared online.

Justice for Lufuno: teen commits suicide after being bullied

This deeply disturbing case first caught the attention of provincial education officials on Tuesday. A quick investigation revealed that bullying was a factor in Lufuno’s decision to kill herself and end her life in the most tragic way.

The tortured teenager reportedly locked herself in her room after returning from home was school. She obtained a large amount of prescription drugs that intentionally overdosed the unspecified pills.

police confirm bullying incident to which she led suicide

Lufuno was then rushed to hospital but unfortunately medics pronounced her dead on arrival. The heartbreaking details were confirmed by Limpopo Police Brigadier, Motlafela Mojapelo, and a police investigation record was opened.

“The police received a call from Siloam Hospital that a student from Mbilwi High School Lufuno Mavhungu was taken to the hospital unconscious and was pronounced dead on arrival. She was rushed to hospital around 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening. “

” The child came home from school and claimed to have been beaten up by the other student. After that, she allegedly locked herself in the room and overdosed on pills. “

| Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo

Political forces react to the death of Lufuno Mavhungo

Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has warned that the alleged bullies “will look the music in the eye”. However, the prosecution doubts that this process will be easy – and they demand full transparency from the department.

“We note with dismay and sadness that Incident of bullying that took place at Mbilwi Secondary School in Sibasa yesterday and went viral on social media today. The girl who was bullied in the video committed suicide following the incident yesterday. “

” Our thoughts and prayers go with the young girl’s family at this very difficult time. Prosecutors are concerned that many incidents of bullying are not reported and that the department is unable to intervene. We demand that any report be expedited and published in order to prevent similar incidents in the future. “