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Watch: GDE Takes Action After Pupil Kicked Out School For Dreadlocks: “The School Is Operating Illegally”

A video of the incident, which included a school official assaulting the pupil's mother, has subsequently gone viral on social media.

Watch: GDE Takes Action After Pupil Kicked Out School For Dreadlocks: "The School Is Operating Illegally"-SurgeZirc SA
Watch: GDE Takes Action After Pupil Kicked Out School For Dreadlocks: “The School Is Operating Illegally”

The Gauteng Education Department (GDE) has confirmed that it is aware of an instance involving a 13-year-old Crowthorne Christian Academy pupil who has been prohibited from attending school due to her dreadlocks violating the school’s new hair regulation.

The Grade 8 student was reportedly unable to attend school on Monday and Tuesday this week after being forcibly removed from her classroom.

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A video of the incident, which included a school official assaulting the pupil’s mother, has subsequently gone viral on social media.

Please keep in mind that the video is not suitable for sensitive viewers;

Tanya Booysen and her husband Andries are said to own the school.

Before the incident escalates, the mother is seen in the video telling a man known as Henk to parents, who is Booysen’s husband, that she will expose the school for its hair policy.

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She is heard explaining that her daughter’s dreadlocks are not hair extensions but rather natural.

Henk is then seen forcibly pushing the pupil, who is accompanied by her mother, out of a classroom. All of this happened in front of other pupils.

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