The people of the United States spoke today, through the quiet ,but powerful voice of the ballot box. They expressed to the world their version of how they see future for themselves and their children, and sent to the White House, a new Chief Executive that they believe is the most suited to assist them achieve that future – his name is President Elect Donald Trump, a Republican.
One of the more fascinating and beautiful ingredient of the American democratic tradition and practice is the peaceful transfer of power from one party to another. Over a period of about 240 years, America has built institutions that transcend any one or two individuals, institutions that hold sacred the ideals of life, liberty and pursuit of life. And despite any imperfections of the American system, the United States remains a nation that does not give up on its belief that it is a land of opportunity for all its citizens.
Congratulations on your proud and cherishable journey. Thank you for having allowed many of us to study in your institutions. We wish you success as you turn a new page and chapter in your great journey. We look forward to working with and learning from you, and hope we too have something in us from which you will find value.
Ndaba Gaolathe, via Face book