Police have arrested three learners from Mathula High School in Tsholotsho District after they were filmed assaulting a female learner.
The suspects aged 16 and 17, reportedly assaulted the victim after she had turned down a love proposal from one of the learners.
ZRP national spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the development to CITE’s Senzeni Ncube. He said:
That case has been received by the police and we have located the complainant and the witnesses. We have arrested three suspects so far.
One suspect is aged 17 and the other two suspects are aged 16.
It is alleged that after his love proposal was turned down, the 17-year-old suspect and his colleagues waylaid the complainant on her way home and then assaulted her.
One of the learners recorded the incident which showed one of the suspects brandishing a machete, which police consider a dangerous weapon and should not be carried in public. Added Asst Comm Nyathi:
I confirm the police have taken action and we want to warn students against this behavior, against engaging in acts of bullying, against engaging in acts of criminality whilst at school and also urge parents to ensure that children behave well and they grow up being responsible citizens.
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