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Bonang Matheba joined in the discussion on spanking kids at home

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Media mogul Bonang Matheba has weighed in on a Constitutional Court ruling that spanking children is illegal, joking that African moms won’t have any of it. The ConCourt said in a statement on Wednesday that the ruling had its roots in a 2017 case of a father who was convicted of assaulting his 13-year-old son. The father argued that he was administering moderate and reasonable chastisement under common law.

Bonang Matheba

The ruling has split South Africa with human rights groups claiming that chastising children by spanking them unjustifiably limited their rights to dignity and freedom from violence and amounted to assault. Beyond the heated discussions at the dinner table and office water cooler, social media was buzzing with comments on the ruling.

Bonang Matheba

Bonang was one of the most famous voices to respond to the judgement and joked that African moms would respond by saying “not in my house”. Her tweet garnered over 4,700 likes and nearly a thousand retweets.

Bonang Matheba

It also drew over around 300 comments, with many fans sharing stories of their own experiences of growing up with “the belt”.

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In other news – Amy’ Leigh de Jager kidnap suspects set to apply for bail

Vanderbijlpark preschool teacher Tharina Human and two co-accused are due to appear in the magistrate’s court on Thursday to make bail applications after being arrested in connection with the kidnapping of Amy’Leigh de Jager, 6. Human, 27, Laetitia Nel, 40, and Pieter van Zyl, 50, all of Vanderbijlpark, have been in custody since their arrest shortly after Amy’Leigh’s safe return to her family.

Amy-Lee de Jager

Amy’Leigh’s parents Wynand and Angeline de Jager arrived at court early. They were initially seated in the front row of the courtroom, making small talk while waiting for proceedings to begin. The couple later moved to the second row, shielding their faces behind other family members. Read more

Source: Timeslive

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