Africans learnt and inherited a lot of Western culture after colonization but still retained some, like spanking of their children.
Spare the rod and spoil the child is a common proverb used in many Africans homes which means if the child is not punished when they do wrong their personal development will suffer and it still dwells till today.
South Africa is the first country in Africa to make it illegal to spank a child.
Johannesburg Sonke Gender Justice welcomed a court ruling that made it illegal to spank their own child in South Africa after the case of a father who had been found guilty of assault because he beat his 13-year-old son in a manner that exceeded the bounds of reasonable chastisement.
This, therefore, meant that parents who hit their children will no longer be able to raise a special defence if they are charged.
Most parents from other African countries did not agree with the new law in South Africa including the famous African star Zari from Uganda.
Zari posted on social media her sentiment about the law and tagged her son in order to make her statement clear to her children.
“Chiiiiillllddd, for as long as you re still living under my roof it’s my rules my way. I’ll spank and kick the naughty spirits out of you. Don’t give me that look about what the government said about beating children and their rights. But if you wanna move in with your 3 Presidents Mr M7, Mr Magufuli or Mr Ramaphosa, I’ll gladly put you on the next flight or call uber for you if you know their addresses . Happy Human Rights Day South African @princenillan. “
Well, I totally agree with: “asiye funzwa na mamaye hufunzwa na ulimwengu” and no parent would want to see their children go astray in future.