[LISTEN] 'My child is refusing to go to school, she is bullied'

A mother whose daughter is in Grade 6 speaks out about her child being bullied at school.

This follows reports that a Grade 11 pupil at Vorentoe High School committed suicide in her Klipspruit home after allegedly being bullied by her teacher.

Roeleen* (not her real name) says her daughter was beaten by bullies in the school's toilets yesterday. She says the bullying started when her daughter was in Grade 5 and has continued.

She spoke to the teachers, the principal, and the SGB to have her daughter transferred out of that class, but sasy they are refusing to do so.

Read: Bullying still a major problem in most schools in SA

All I am asking is for my daughter to be removed from that class but they refused.

Roeleen, mother of a bullied Grade 6 pupil

Roeleen says her daughter is currently at home and refusing to go back to school because she is afraid of being bullied.

My child can't handle it anymore that is why she is refusing to go to school.

Roeleen, mother of a bullied Grade 6 pupil

The principal doesn't even want to see me. He keeps referring me to his deputy.

Roeleen, mother of a bullied Grade 6 pupil

Xolani promised to follow up with the Gauteng Department of Education.

To hear the rest of the conversation on bullying, listen below:


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