Back to school for boy who wears dress

THE Grade 11 pupil expelled in March because he is "a gay" will soon go back to school.

THE Grade 11 pupil expelled in March because he is "a gay" will soon go back to school.

Given Seoketsi, 18, a pupil at the Kwena Molapo Comprehensive Farm School in Lion Park, was expelled for wearing a dress to school.

Seoketsi said the school principal Michael Madikane asked if he was a boy or a girl. He replied that he was "a gay" and the principal told him to bring his mother with him when school reopened to discuss his sexual orientation.

His mother Neisi Seoketsi said the principal said that her child had to choose to be either a boy or a girl because the school only had classes for boys and girls.

Neisi said she told the principal that her son was born like that.

"My son did not like playing with boys and preferred girls. He wanted dresses though we tried to force him to wear trousers."

The Department of Education has intervened.

Department spokesperson Nanagolo Leopeng said they were doing everything in their power to ensure that he returns to school immediately.

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