DRUM - - Ed's Note -

Mduduzi Tlou didn’t re­alise propos­ing to his 16-year-old girl­friend at school would get them sus­pended (‘ We’re in love’, 12 Oc­to­ber).

The sus­pen­sion stems not from the pro­posal, but from the in­de­cent be­hav­iour by the cou­ple as they kissed af­ter

get­ting en­gaged. On those grounds I agree with the sus­pen­sion. Why, though, are we not com­mend­ing th­ese young­sters for showing ma­tu­rity at such a young age?

Af­ter all, an en­gage­ment ring doesn’t have an ex­piry date − they can get mar­ried in a year, two years or even 10 years. Just say­ing. SANDILE NTULI, EMAIL

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