EDITORIAL | This presidency is a cautionary tale

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EDITORIAL | This presidency is a cautionary tale

In a globalised environment, voters’ choices affect more than home turf, they have bearing across borders

Editorial

Many South Africans were glued to their screens on Tuesday to follow the US presidential elections and will surely continue to do so as the results start trickling in.

As speculation increased that Donald Trump, who has waged a dirty election campaign, would win another term in office, many South Africans questioned how anyone in their right mind would vote for a man who was actively working against democracy, in the world’s oldest democracy.

His railing against the postal vote, an electoral tool that’s been used in the US for years without incident, barricading the White House behind two fences this week and inciting post-election violence is the stuff of tinpot dictators, not the behaviour of the president of a country that purports to lead the free world...

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