Two pupils who were involved in an alleged bullying video in KZN which went viral a few days ago on social media has been suspended by the KwaZulu-Natal education.
The video which sparked outrage on social media showed the moment a female pupil was physically assaulting another female pupil.
The clip which was filmed by other pupils showed one girl repeatedly kicking and punching the other, forcing her to the ground, exposing her backside and ripping off her underwear while other pupils watch.
Reacting to the disturbing video the KwaZulu- Natal Education Department spokesperson Kwazi Mthethwa yesterday described the incident as “gruesome and disturbing”.
Mthethwa said the department was made aware of the video on Sunday and believed the incident had occurred recently.
He said the department had directed the school governing body (SGB) to conduct and conclude the disciplinary hearing within seven days.
The pupil who filmed the whole incident was also suspended.
“Professional therapy will be offered to the victim and other learners. Aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated in our system,” says the department’s Kwazi Mthethwa.