Have your say: Should parents be allowed to smack their children?

2017-10-23 10:46

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A new court ruling that makes spanking your child illegal in South Africa has caused major controversy, with many -- including powerful religious groups -- disagreeing with the South Gauteng High Court.

The court found that the common law defence of "reasonable chastisement" was not in line with the Constitution and parents would no longer be able to use this as a legal argument for spanking their children. 

What do you think? Should parents be allowed to discipline their children by spanking them? Should the state interfere with the relationship between parents and children?

Activists say research shows that spanking leads to violent children. In your experience, is this true? Were you spanked?

Tell us what you think. Send us your submissions through the MyNews24 portal.

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