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Mondli Makhanya | The choice America faces is the choice South Africa made in 2014

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Mondli Makhanya is editor in chief of City Press.
Mondli Makhanya is editor in chief of City Press.


They are calling it the most consequential election in America’s modern history. On November 3, millions will head to the polls to choose between a sober 78-year-old former vice-president and a 74-year-old unhinged megalomaniac.

The choice facing Americans is an indictment on a nation whose citizens deem it the greatest democracy in the world.

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