KZN Education probes Maritzburg College after controversial 'initiation'

KZN Education probes Maritzburg College after controversial 'initiation'

The Department of Education in KwaZulu-Natal says it's investigating the matter at Maritzburg College, where some of the prefects and House leaders have been suspended.

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Maritzburg College

An orientation camp meant to welcome Grade 8s into the school took a turn when some of the newbies developed a rash. 

The school said in a statement that during that reporting process the schoolboys accused prefects of urinating in the long jump pit. 

Maritzburg College says a probe found that hours before the younger schoolboys crawled through the pit during an activity - a group of matrics had urinated in it. 

Provincial education spokesperson Muzi Mahlambi says it's disappointing to hear about the younger pupils’ experience. 

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"This might have a negative impact on their schooling throughout their five-year at that particular school they would have a bad kind of an experience. 

"Initiation programmes should not be programmes that have got an element that inflicts pain to other people and bad experiences. So it is in regards that condemn what these boys have done." 

The school has stressed no Grade 8s were exposed to any form of initiation.

The boys who've been implicated are due to face a disciplinary hearing.


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