DURBAN – The boy filmed hitting and kicking a schoolgirl at an Inanda, Durban school was arrested on Friday night.
KwaZulu-Natal police said on Saturday that the 19-year-old boy was handed over to police by his father.
In the video that went viral on social media, the boy is seen repeatedly beating a Grade 10 schoolgirl at Siyathuthuka High School until she bleeds.
The girl, now 17, has since changed school but is traumatised.
The girl's brother spoke about the attack.
On Friday, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said he would meet with the girl and her father.
He intends visiting the school where the attack happened and wants to meet the teenage attacker.
“He’s a small boy. He doesn’t know what he’s doing,” Mbalula said.
“He thinks that a violent act to a young woman actually makes him the most powerful guy who’s an untouchable.”