A shocking video of black boys ganging up and beating a Caucasian student at their school in Zambia has sent shock waves across the country and even all over the world.
The boys, who are students at Chengelo School in Mkushi, Zambia, beat their Caucasian hostel mate mercilessly because of a girl. The victim, whose name is Gawen Powell, is popularly known in his school as Justin Bieber because of his good looks and he has a lot of the girls vying for his attention. This allegedly angered some guys and they brutally assaulted him in their dorm room last Friday.
In the video, the bullies -Jabulani Nhliziyo and Mwila Hara – are seen attacking Gawen after they held him hostage in their room. They flogged him with a belt, punched him several times, slapped him, kicked him violently and threw him across the room. While all this was going on, other students stayed on their beds watching the attack. It was later that one of the students intervened and tried to stop the assault but it continued even after that.
The video sparked massive outrage all over the world with people calling for the bullies to be disciplined. Chengelo School, a boarding educational facility for Zambia’s who is who, has issued an apology for the incidents and expelled both Jabulani and Mwila.
Photos of Gawen taken after the abuse shows his body covered in angry red welts.
However, Gawen Powell’s father, Luke Powell says the family does not wish to pursue criminal matters against the perpetrators. He says his family has forgiven the bullies and hopes the perpetrators will be forgiven unconditionally.
Jabulani Nhliziyo, one of the bullies, issued an apology for his actions. He said he deeply regrets his actions and intends to get professional counseling.