Learner: ‘Dlangezwa High is forcing us to cut our hair’

Learner: ‘Dlangezwa High is forcing us to cut our hair’

A Dlangezwa High School learner reveals that they are forced to cut all their hair and wear long skirts at the school.

DLANGWEZWA HIGH SCHOOL: POLICY

The KwaZulu-Natal all-girls high, Dlangezwa High School trended on social media on Tuesday, 9 July when X user @Buhlenomuhle shared a photo of the learners with no hair.

A learner from the school says on TikTok that they are forced to cut their hair. The learner shared a video of herself with a bald head and captioned the video:

“Strict school. Dlangezwa High is forcing us to cut our hair.”

A previous learner from the school @Mambatha commented: “Yooo namanje (even now). Nathi it was the same thing and that was like around 1997. But it’s the best school. I enjoyed every moment.”

Another TikToker @Enhlezie said: “Same Sthandwa (it was the same with us) nami la ngifunda khona syagunda (where I was studying) and we wear long skirts if you’re wearing short skirt and your hair is not cut, they will send you home.”

The Dlangezwa High learner also reveals in the comment section that they are send home if they wear short skirts.

The South African attempted to contact Dlangezwa High School for a comment on Wednesday, 10 July.

Dlangezwa High learners with no hair. Image via X @Buhlenomuhle

SOUTH AFRICANS RESPOND TO LEARNERS WITH NO HAIR

@Niphoneee: “It is only a black child that will be forced to cut their hair as a way to teach them “discipline” like people are saying in the comments. Only a black child’s hair… doesn’t make sense. Didn’t know discipline is taught by cutting someone’s hair.”

@broke_billionr: “The school’s hair policy is utterly ridiculous and draconian! It’s unacceptable that they’re trying to control students’ appearance in such a harsh and outdated way. It’s time for a change, students deserve the freedom to express themselves through their hair!”

@NomvulaWemvula: “They have their whole lives after finishing school to express themselves.”

@Mahlobo_kwenza: “They have a choice to attend another school.”

@broke_billionr: “The school’s hair policy is overly restrictive, limiting students’ ability to express their individuality and cultural identity through their hair. The policy’s strict guidelines may harm students’ self-esteem and sense of belonging.”

@Nkosi_MG_Zuma: “Then they should find non-abusive schools. No one forced them or their parents to enroll with that school.”

@ta_marah7: “This an abuse, a girl should be a girl not a boy.”

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