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Sport community expresses shock at Trump election

2016-11-09 10:47
Donald Trump (AFP)

Cape Town - It is safe to say that South Africa woke up in shock on Wednesday morning to the news that Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in the race to the US presidency. 

The shock made its way into the sporting community, too, with players, pundits and journalists at home and abroad all expressing their views on the election. 

We took a quick look at Twitter and identified some of those that caught our attention. 

As expected, most were in Hillary's corner. 

Not that that matters now.

Trump addressed his supporters soon after his victory was confirmed and he revealed that Clinton had called him offering her congratulations. 

South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula was one of many to weigh in, suggesting that American voters needed to go "back to the drawing board". 

Trump is the first elected American president to not come for a military or political background and his election continues to be met with skepticism all around the world. 


Are you following the US Election? Where in SA will you be watching? Who do you want to win? Send us your thoughts!

For all the latest updates on the US 2016 Election, head over to our special report page. 

We will be bringing you live updates throughout the night, straight into results, on 8 November.

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