| ‘We reside in a extremely unhappy society’

Mourners gathered in Tshirenzheni to say farewell to Lufuno Mavhunga. (Kayleen Morgan/News24)

Mourners gathered in Tshirenzheni to deliver farewell to Lufuno Mavhunga. (Kayleen Morgan/Data24)

  • Scores of of us gathered in Tshirenzheni for Lufuno Mavhunga’s funeral. 
  • Mavhunga died when she took a pill overdose, rapidly she used to be assaulted in a bullying incident. 
  • Diverse authorities officials attended the provider.

“We absorb failed Lufuno. All of us. We must all the time no longer secure that despair isn’t any longer right.”

These were the words of Deputy Minister within the Presidency, Thembi Siweya, on the funeral provider of Lufuno Mavhunga, a Grade 10 pupil who used to be bullied and overwhelmed by two pupils.

The Mbilwi Secondary College pupil took an overdose of pills on Monday, after a bullying incident which used to be captured on camera and went viral after being shared on social media.

In the video, Mavhunga used to be repeatedly slapped within the face as she tried to dam with out retaliating while a crowd of her peers seek knowledge from on and some cheered.

Mavhunga used to be buried in Limpopo on Saturday.

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“We reside in a extremely unhappy society…After I first saw the video, I secure it trended within the morning, at evening after work, I did no longer even attain taking a study it. The one [thing] that got right here to me used to be, so someone had the guts to stand and lift that video,” Siweya stated.

She added that the nation used to be faced with a gender-essentially based totally violence scourge and that girls folk major to be encouraged to seek knowledge from out for one yet every other.

The deputy minister also identified that despair used to be right and warned that it must no longer be taken evenly.

“We absorb failed Lufuno. All of us. We must all the time no longer secure that despair isn’t any longer right.”

Scores of mourners flocked to the provider on the Spirit Ambassadors Ministries International church in Tshirenzheni on Saturday morning.

Diverse authorities officials attended, in conjunction with Siweya, Training MEC Polly Boshielo, and Vhembe District Municipality Mayor Dowelani Nenguda.

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Lufuno’s uncle, Dakalo Netshivhazwaulu, stated the teenager took education severely and used to be blessed with a radiant mind. 

Mavhunga aspired to turn right into a medical doctor, he stated. When her coffin used to be reduced, there used to be a stethoscope on it. 

He described her as loving and caring – qualities which many other of us also shared about her.

“We anticipated her to lift loads into the family and even to revel within the fruits of her labour.

“We had hope within the division of education, and that used to be our finest sin – taking our daughter to college.”

Boshielo stated the division had anticipated to seek knowledge from Mavhunga receive awards and certificates when she completed Grade 12.

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The MEC stated Mbilwi Secondary College used to be identified for its efficiency.

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