The mother of a 13-year-old boy who has died from injuries sustained while fighting off school bullies is angry with how teachers handled the abuse.
The grade seven pupil and his elder brother are understood to have been targeted several times by bullies at an East Rand school.
On Friday, the teen was allegedly assaulted again by the boys while protecting his brother.
He died at home on Tuesday from head injuries.
The 13-year-old’s mother, who can't be named to protect the other minors, says if the school had taken the attacks on her children more seriously, her son would still be alive.
“I received a letter back from the school that they know that the kids had been bullied previously by these specific children that were involved, and nothing was done.”
She says her son was a caring and loving boy.
“He would always stand up to these kids if they had started hitting his older brother.”
A case has been opened with the police.