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The learner accused of assaulting Lufuno Mavhunga released on bail

NYAKALLO TEFU|

The Thohoyandou Magistrates court has granted the 14-year-old learner accused of assaulting Lufuno Mavhunga R1500 bail. 

Lufuno committed suicide after a video of her being slapped across the face multiple times went viral on social media.

The teenage girl was found by her mother after overdosing on pills. 

Her death caused a stir on social media, with hundreds of people calling for justice for Lufuno. 

The victim and the accused  were learners at Mbilwi Secondary School. 

The 14-year-old appeared in the children’s court for a formal bail application.

The minor faces a charge of assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm.

“The court felt that bail must be fixed at R1,500 with conditions that she must not interfere with witnesses and not travel outside of Limpopo province without informing the investigating officer,” said the National Prosecuting Authority’s Mashudu Malabi-Dzhang.

Malabi-Dzhang said the case is remanded to 27 May for further investigations.

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