Many South African celebrities have spoken out against bullying in the aftermath of the tragic death of 15-year-old Lufuno Mavhunga. Ayanda Borotho, an author and Isibaya actress, has also spoken out against bullying, especially on social media and in the workplace.
Bullies, according to the Isibaya actress, are not limited to those who wear school uniforms. Let’s not fool ourselves. Bullies can be found in any setting. They’re the boisterous and amusing friends who hide their bullying habits behind jokes, or the “sacred ones” who send you the death glare to shield their energy.
They are the noisy and funny buddies whose bullying habits are masked, and they are in our industries acting as our bosses or HODs telling us how useless we are, in our schools teaching children and calling them ignorant, colleagues who lie on us and discredit our characters, colleagues who lie on us and discredit our characters, colleagues who lie on us and discredit our characters.
Ayanda also mentioned discrimination, saying that kids mirror their parents.