Richard Spoor's tweet about Malema's 'mother' crosses the line

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- citizen.co.za | 5 months ago

South Africans, no matter their gender, race or political persuasion, love to play the man (or woman) rather than the ball when it comes to an ideological argument.

That’s partly because it’s much easier to resort to ad hominem personal attacks than to tackle, or demolish, an opponent with the power of thought and logic. It’s also undoubtedly due to the fact that South Africa is still an uncouth youth of a nation, where mouth is often set in motion long before brain is engaged.

We are also still exorcising the demons of colonialism and apartheid, and it was perhaps naive to believe that we could easily put our past behind us.

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