November 16, 2016:   Zimbabwean news organization ZimEye reported that two girls at an Adventist high school in the country were allegedly beaten by their classmates after being discovered “in a compromising position in one of the school’s dormitories.”

Hanke Adventist School located in the central region of Zimbabwe refused to comment on the incident and referred the behavior of the two students accused of lesbian behavior to Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education.

ZimEye reports that the students were allegedly caught “French-kissing and caressing each other.”

The government official whose office is handling the matter said the two students had admitted their behavior.

“We got input from the school and we are in possession of a report that we are looking at with our disciplinary committee here at the office. It is our first time to handle such a matter so we are consulting first,” said Mrs. Agnes Gudo, the Midlands provincial education director.

Similar cases elsewhere in Zimbabwe have generated considerable attention, with two female students accused of a same-sex relationship expelled from a school in Bulawayo (the second largest city in the country) in 2009.