UMHLANGA – Durban residents shared their views on the newly elected U.S President, Donald Trump today in and around uMhlanga.
As concerned Facebookers share Trump-themed memes opinions are anything but unanimous. With varied ideas of what will happen next, a ground view from the streets revealed the scope of emotions surrounding the global tensions post voting day.
“Trump canvassed for a particular group during the elections, but America is part of a bigger community and I don’t think Trump will act on what he said during campaigns,” said Mzo Gumede(34), a radio DJ from Cowies Hill.
Self-employed fashion designer, Carla Cloete (27) from uMhlanga didn’t expect Trump to win. “I was very surprised that Trump won the election,” said Cloete, “some people say this might influence the way South Africans vote in our election,” she said.
Ringo Pather (52) had anticipated the Trump victory. “I knew he would win because he said things people were afraid to say, and they needed someone to say it,” said the KFC delivery man from Phoenix.
“I didn’t see it coming,” said retired journalist, George Muller (80) from uMhlanga. “I’m not a fan of Clinton or Trump, but I do like the republican policies, although Trump is going to have to change for the better,” said Muller.
Reservoir Hills resident Tessa Ngidi (28) was pondering the future. “Since America is a global leader, I hope that Trump’s racist views don’t spread to South Africa,” said the receptionist.
As Trump takes up the role of president tensions rise with high hopes.