Queens High School’s Principal, Johan Lourens, has refuted suggestions that he was aware of the bullying, that allegedly resulted in the death 14-year-old Brian Ndlovu.
Lourens made the remarks during a media briefing following Gauteng Education MEC, Matome Chiloane’s visit to the school.
The grade 9 boy passed away last week, after he was allegedly forced to ingest poison by his peer.
His mother says the teenager informed her, moments before he passed away, that he had been bullied since January.
Queens High’s principal, however, says there is no record of him being bullied.
Chiloane says CCTV footage from the school has been handed over to police and will form part of their investigation into Ndlovu’s death.
He says the footage will be vital in establishing the truth.
While the Department cannot straight out rule that this was a bullying incident, it has reiterated its call for parents and guardians to report cases of bullying.
Steve Mabona has urged parents to report any bulling incidents to the Department, as the Department does not condone any form of bullying.
Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa