Family wants justice for Lufuno Mavhunga

The brother of Lufuno Mavhunga spoke with eNCA's Lindokuhle Xulu. Courtesy of #DStv403

THOHOYANDOU - Lufuno Mavhunga was a bright and independent child.

Her family said they had big dreams for her future.

A video clip of her being assaulted at school went viral on social media.

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The incident is believed to have led to her suicide.

A 15-year-old suspect has been arrested for the assault.

Her brother, Kenneth Mavhunga said: "Lufuno was the last girl in our family so she got the attention from her parents and all her siblings.

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"Lufuno was a smart child, we were hoping that she will become something in the community, something in this life."

"We are very much devastated.

"What we know from the principal when they were asking the one who assaulted her what was the reason, she said it's because Lufuno has blocked her on social media or on Facebook, that might tell you that something was happening there.

"We believe that something was happening on Facebook. The only thing that's very much painful is the one who assaulted [her] felt she had the right not to be blocked by someone on their account. But we will remember Lufundo as someone who was very much independent."


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