This is why ‘open your books, close your legs’ is dangerous – MEC Ramathuba called on to apologise

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Limpopo MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba has been slammed for telling learners to "open your books and close your legs".
Limpopo MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba has been slammed for telling learners to "open your books and close your legs".
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Like obedient pupils, the learners at Gwenane Secondary school in Sekgakgapeng repeated the MEC's chant: "Open your books, close your legs."

Limpopo MEC for Health Dr Phophi Ramathuba was on Wednesday speaking to Grade 10 to 12 students at the high school, giving them advice about preparing for the academic year. Her advice struck the wrong chord though when the Facebook Live video started being shared on other social media platforms.

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