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Constitutional court spanking ruling proves unpopular

Some have vowed to ignore the ruling

Following a Constitutional Court ruling on corporal punishment in the home, it is now illegal in South Africa to spank your child for whatever reason.

In a unanimous judgment delivered by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, the Constitutional Court ruled on Wednesday that physically correcting your child, no matter how well-intentioned, is unconstitutional, upholding an earlier decision of the high court to do away with the common law defence of “reasonable and moderate chastisement.”

The ruling has raffled many feathers and many took to twitter to express their disappointment with the highest court in the land.

Here’s some choice reactions from ordinary South African on Twitter:


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City of Cape Town Seeks Precautionary Interdict Against EFF Shutdown

The City of Cape Town is heading to court to seek a precautionary interdict against the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) planned national shutdown. The city is concerned about the potential for violence and disruption to services during the shutdown, and is seeking to prevent any unlawful actions that may occur.

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