Constitutional Court Rules Against Parents Spanking Children and Here Is What Twitter Has To Say. The Constitutional Court of South Africa has ruled that spanking is illegal in South African homes.
Disciplinary procedures like spanking and smacking are now criminal offenses.
The bill reads, ‘Any person caring for a child, including a person who has parental responsibilities and rights in respect of a child, must not treat or punish the child in a cruel, inhuman or degrading way.”
“Any punishment, within the home or other environment, in which physical force or action is used and intended to cause some degree of pain or harm to the child is unlawful.”
Tweeps could not hold back and shared their opinions regarding the law.