The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has been called to catch students who bullied a schoolgirl in a video circulating on social media.
Zenzele Ndebele, a Bulawayo-based journalist and human rights activist, said the bullying allegedly happened at Mathula Secondary school in Tsholotsho.
The founder of Centre For Innovation & Technology (CITE) posted the video on Twitter and captioned it:
Hello @PoliceZimbabwe.I Am told this could be Mathula Sec school in Tsholotsho. Please do something.
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In the video, about four male students are seen caning the unidentified schoolgirl with belts and switches (tree branches) while another girl, who could be the one recording, is heard laughing.
Raymond Majongwe, the Secretary-General of the Progressive Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), said the students who bullied the schoolgirl need to be held to account. He commented on the video:
This is dangerous if the bullies don’t face the music.
This comes barely a fortnight after a Form Four student at Founders High School in Bulawayo died after being stabbed by a pupil from Hamilton High School in gang-related violence.
The deceased, Wayne Ndlovu, allegedly confronted his attacker questioning him why he had beaten up his friend. This resulted in a fight between pupils from Founders High School and those from Hamilton High School.
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