CheckPoint: Why is bullying part of SA culture?

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A screen grab from cellphone footage taken during an incident of school bullying.

A screen grab from cellphone footage taken during an incident of school bullying.

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A screen grab from cellphone footage taken during an incident of school bullying.

A screen grab from cellphone footage taken during an incident of school bullying.

JOHANNESBURG - Bullying can take many forms – xenophobia, abuse and unprovoked aggression. And it seems to be an ingrained part of the South African psyche.

The affects of bullying can last a lifetime and many victims say they struggle with the physical and emotional scars.

CheckPoint speaks to a victim of school bullying and investigates the origin of the culture of aggression in South African playgrounds, and in the public avenue.

*Watch the video in the gallery above for more on this story.