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SAHRC: Physical discipline is a human rights violation

A CT church landed in hot water with SAHRC for preaching that parents should lovingly spank their children.

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) logo. Picture: www.sahrc.org.za
SAHRC,Joshua Generation Church,HRC investigates Joshua Generation Church
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JOHANNESBURG – The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) says whether or not the Joshua Generation Church in Cape Town appeals recommendations of its report on corporal punishment, it holds firm that physical discipline is a human rights violation.

The Cape Town based church landed in hot water with the commission for preaching that parents should lovingly spank their children.

The church says it will appeal the recommendations, which call on it to commit to no longer advocating for corporal punishment in its teachings.

SAHRC spokesperson Isaac Mangena says, "Some of the stuff was actually also documented as part of the teachings in this church for children to be punished in that way.”

Speaking on behalf of the church, NGO Freedom of Religion South Africa, says the commission has overstepped the mark.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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