Two KwaZulu-Natal teachers have been suspended for allegedly having a relationship with a pupil.
Both men are accused of being involved with the 18-year-old from Umlazi Comprehensive High School.
The department has described the matter as a love affair.
Department head Enock Nzama said: “They are both suspended, with the intention of conducting a disciplinary hearing soon, so that we establish the facts as to why they are in love with kids. We will ensure that they are subjected to a hearing process as quickly as possible and that an outcome will be communicated to the public as to how the issue unfolded. But it is strongly alleged that they are In love with young kids.”
One of the teachers is said to have been caught kissing the teenage girl.
"Working with the social department in the province, we have arranged that the learner receives professional counselling", said KZN department of education spokesperson, Kwazi Mthethwa.
Mthethwa says investigations are underway.