Article by: Dumisane Dube
The 14 year old girl arrested in connection with assaulting Lufuno Mavhanga appeared at the Thohoyandou Children’s Court in Limpopo for a formal bail application.
She was arrested after a video of her went viral, the video shows her assaulting 15 year old Mavhanga.
Mavhanga committed suicide earlier this week, following the attack.
She was buried in Limpopo on Saturday.
The video that went viral shows Mavhunga arguing with another student before they are interrupted by the girl who is arrested. She slapped Mavhanga across the face. In the video Mavhanga is not fighting back. In the background, other students can be heard cheering on the perpetrator.
The bail hearing has been postponed to April 22.
Spokesperson for the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in Limpopo Mashudu Malabi-Dzhangi, says the case did not go ahead today because the court wants a neutral balance between the state and the child.
The 14-year-old remains in custody.
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