South African regional health minister Phophi Ramathuba is in hot water after allegedly telling a group of girls in secondary school to "open your books and close your legs" during a recent visit. According to BBC News, Ramathuba delivered the controversial comments while visiting Gwenane secondary school in the township of Sekgakgapeng in an attempt to promote abstinence and help lower teen pregnancy rates. 

"To the girl child I say: Open your books, and close your legs. Don't open your legs, open your books. Thank you very much," the health minister allegedly said, according to BBC.