New kind of logical fallacy

2015-09-16 06:00

ASSUMING whatever the ruling ANC party does now is fair and just only because it is the first post-apartheid ruling party in SA, is a classic logical fallacy that must be pointed out.

There is even a name for this fallacy - Post hoc ergo propter hoc (after this, therefore because of this).

Apartheid was a terrible crime against humanity, but 21 years since it was overcome, things should surely be better.

When will it not be an excuse to build Nkandla, e-toll Gauteng, have many billions stolen annually or have to live with years of electricity blackouts?

Choosing to support President Jacob Zuma’s government is a new kind of logical fallacy that can only be termed in Latin - Post hoc, ergo presidential hokum.


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