Three pupils from Mutero High School in Gutu, Masvingo have been given three months wholly suspended jail sentences for bullying.
The three, Stewart Mazuru (20), Tapiwa Gijima (18) and a minor (17) appeared before Gutu magistrate Mandlenkosi Ndlovu last Friday.
Prosecutor Samuel Magobeya told the court that on 12 December 2020, the trio took the minor to the school dam, accusing him of stealing Mazuru’s mobile phone.
They assaulted the victim for three hours while at the same time pushing him into the water.
They only stopped bullying the minor after the lunch bell rang. Said Magobeya:
The three accused took turns assaulting the complainant whom they accused of stealing a mobile phone belonging to Mazuru.
They pushed him into the dam after every assault and only let him free after the lunch hour siren rang.