KZN Education MEC Kwazi Mshengu has strongly condemned the two girl pupils’ fight on Friday at Mathole High School in Mahlabathini outside Ulundi, northern KZN that was captured on video.
In the video that went viral, one is seen pulling and tearing the other’s panty while others are watching, including boys.
She’s also seen kicking her in the face twice, asking: “Why you went there? What you wanted there?” Pupils who apparently took video are heard calling on the perpetrator to stop beating her.
Education spokesman Muzi Mahlambi told Daily Sun the report received by the MEC from the school yesterday was that the girls were dissing each other on social networks last week, ending in the catfight on Friday.
Mahlambi said yesterday both victim and perpetrator were not at school, so it still wasn’t clear what they were fighting about. He said the bullying pupil would be immediately suspended and if found guilty, expelled.
He said the victim is in grade 11 and the bully in grade 12.
Due to the graphic nature of the video and to protect identities of the children involved, Harare Live will not publish it.