Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education said a Greytown pupil who was suspended because he refused to shave off his beard would return to school on Friday.
Spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi said the department was intervening and had directed the school to reverse the suspension and allow the learner to return.
“We have been fully briefed on the matter, but as of Friday the boy will be back at school and we will be taking it from there,” said Mahlambi.
The Grade 11 pupil told News 24 that he had grown his beard for religious reasons.
The boy’s sister told News 24 that he began growing his beard during lockdown.
“A beard is a part of his identity as a Muslim male, which he…
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