Aug 25,2018

South Africa Hits Back At US President Donald Trump After He Wades Into Race Politics With Farm Tweet

US President Donald Trump tweeted that the State Department would probe "land and farm seizures... and the large scale killing of farmers" following news of Pretoria's plan to change the Constitution to speed up expropriation of land without compensation to redress racial imbalances in land ownership.PHOTO: REUTERS

 

South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division on Thursday (Aug 23) after he tweeted that the State Department would probe "land and farm seizures... and the large scale killing of farmers".

Mr Trump's tweet apparently followed a segment on conservative Fox News about Pretoria's plan to change the Constitution to speed up expropriation of land without compensation to redress racial imbalances in land ownership.

He added that he had "asked Secretary of State (Mike Pompeo) to closely study" the situation.

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