The Gauteng education department has confirmed that two pupils at a high school in Ekurhuleni have been suspended.
It comes after the teenage boy proposed to his high school sweetheart on the school grounds last week.
However, the provincial education department spokesperson Steve Mabona says the proposal is not the reason for their suspension.
He says the Grade 10 and Grade 11 pupils’ proposal was filmed and the footage shared on social media went viral.
“We have suspended the two learners at Tholulwazi Secondary School who proposed during an assembly. They started kissing and fondling, which is indecent. According to the code of conduct, they have transgressed.”
The girl is 16 and the boy 18.
The footage below
No!Discipline must not be selective and discriminatory.U touch each other’s private parts and kiss each other in public is a serious offense https://t.co/cYCZap4XKe
— Panyaza Lesufi (@Lesufi) September 28, 2017