Eastern Cape pupil dies after being bullied

Eastern Cape Education spokesperson Vuyiseka Mboxela spoke with eTV's Annika Larsen about a fatal bullying case in the province. Courtesy of #DStv403

BISHO - "I want to be done, I feel so empty, I want to die and rest in peace so that I can be free."

These were the last heartbreaking words of a 16-year-old girl who died last week.

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The Grade 10 pupil from Bisho High School in the Eastern Cape took her own life allegedly after being bullied by a teacher and her peers. 

It’s alleged they called her a witch for having an ancestral calling.

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Vuyiseka Mboxela, Eastern Cape Education Department's spokesperson, said: "Condolences to the family that lost her life through bullying that took place in her high school.

"The department has started its own investigation into the matter."


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