ACDP Member of Parliament Marie Sukers has called on the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the Department of Basic Education (DBE) to launch a probe into the suicide of a girl child after a video made the rounds on social media of her being bullied by another girl at school, this allegedly before she took her life.
“The ACDP strongly condemns bullying in all forms, and call for justice for victims of this cruel form of harassment. We are hopeful that the DBE and the SAPS can work as a collective to thoroughly investigate this heartbreaking incident that took place at Mbilwi Secondary School in the Vhembe District in Limpopo.
The ACDP would like to extend its condolences to the family and friends of this young girl, and we call on our law enforcement agencies and the DBE to ensure that swift action is taken in this regard.
Any person who may be suffering, or is at risk, can contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group’s (SADAG) Suicide Prevention Line for free on 0800-567-567. SADAG offers 24-hour support to people in South Africa.”