UPDATE: Perpetrator in school assault video in custody

Police in KwaZulu-Natal confirmed on Saturday morning that the boy involved in the assault on a girl at school that was filmed and circulated on social media, is now in their custody.

The youth, 19, is currently in the custody of police in Inanda, the KZN education department and local SAPS confirmed.

The boy was reportedly handed over to police by his father on Friday evening.

He has not yet been named, but police spokesperson Captain Thembeka Mbhele said he is expected to appear in court on Monday.

The accused was a Grade 9 pupil at Siyathuthuka Secondary School in Inanda but at the beginning of 2017 was moved to a neighbouring school in KwaMashu.