Fact Check: Trump’s Claim on South African Farms Off Mark


What to Know

  • President Donald Trump claimed that South Africa is seizing farms and that high numbers of farmers are being killed in the country

  • Experts say white farmers have not been the target of killings in South Africa, nor are there signs of widespread killings

  • no land seizures have taken place in South Africa, though leaders have stated they intend to expropriate land without compensation

President Donald Trump is claiming that South Africa is seizing farms and that high numbers of farmers are being killed in the country. His comments have intensified an ongoing controversy over the government’s plans to redistribute land to blacks who had been forced off their land during the previous system of racial discrimination, known as apartheid.

Trump tweeted on the topic shortly after Fox News ran a…

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