The ANC is advocating that gender- based violence is everyone's business and must be addressed by all of us every day. The recent sad story of bullying that occurred at Jan Viljoen Horskool [High School] and that went viral on social networks is a cause for concern. It is reported that a white girl-learner bullied a boy-learner and the boy- learner didn't even respond or fight back. What a gentleman! Those who were involved were all suspended for failing to report it or to intervene. The departments of Education and Social Development, social services, school governing body, SGB, and the principal all worked together and ensured that the victim undergoes psychosocial counselling sessions while the hearing is unfolding.
The ANC, as the leader of society, has taken interest in this matter because it believes that bullying must be condemned at all schools, regardless of race, class or sex. The ANC's Member of Parliament for Rand West's parliamentary constituency office, PCO, Jane Mananiso, visited the school to check if all the allegations were dealt with according to the law, and that the
perpetrators are brought to book so that no-one becomes a part of the statistics on gender-based violence.