Two schoolgirls have been expelled from classes at Inanda Seminary in Durban, South Africa after they were caught kissing each other.
It was learnt that the girls were caught on July 25 by the matron, kissing for about 20 minutes.
The parents of the grade 9 and 8 pupils were immediately called to come and pick their daughters and they have now missed school for three weeks.
The school said one of the mothers had appealed against the sanction but “the verdict and sanction were upheld in the appeal” and “the mother was informed that no further appeal will be permitted”.
The grandmother of one of the girls said the school had refused to speak to her after the appeal on Friday.
“I did ask [my grandchild] if she was involved in the kissing. She said she was not. I was told she cannot return to school,” said the grandmother.
“I was told to speak to the district office. I have not done that. Instead, I have looked for another school. I have not found another school. I am not happy about all of this,” she added.
Spokesperson for the Department of Education Sicelo Khuzwayo said the matter would be investigated.