Zimbabwe outlaws corporal punishment

Zimbabwe's High Court judges have ruled that the use of corporal punishment on children at school and in the home is illegal - though the constitutional court still has to confirm the ruling.

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    Zimbabwe's High Court judges have ruled that the use of corporal punishment on children at school and in the home is illegal - though the constitutional court still has to confirm the ruling.

    The move brings Zimbabwe into line with around a third of countries worldwide who have outlawed the beating of children.

    The ruling follows a complaint from a parent about a teacher who attacked her child.

    Al Jazeera's Haru Mutasa reports from the capital Harare.


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