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Malawi parents bombard lawyer after dreadlocks success

Written by on January 16, 2020

Some 74 parents of children who have been excluded from schools in Malawi because they have dreadlocks have contacted the lawyer who is fighting to allow one schoolgirl back into the classroom.

The High Court has issued an interim order – which applies to schools countrywide – saying that any pupils excluded as a consequence of having dreadlocks should be allowed back to class while it is hearing the case.

The lawyer Chikondi Chijozi told BBC Newsday that dozens of parents were excited by the outcome so far and were eagerly awaiting a final ruling.

Ms Chijozi said it was the first time that the court had given blanket orders that affected all students.

She explained that in previous cases such court orders only affected the students who had sued the respective schools that had denied them admission.

(SOURCE : BBC)


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