South Africa condemns Trump’s ‘polarising’ white farmers tweet | World news

South Africa has described a tweet by Donald Trump ordering his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, to look into the alleged seizure of farms and “large-scale killing of farmers” as polarising and based on false information and lobbying.

Trump’s controversial tweet followed a segment on Fox News on Wednesday in which the host Tucker Carlson claimed the South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa, had started “seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin colour”, and called the action “immoral”.

On Thursday, South Africa accused the US president of stoking racial divisions and summoned Washington’s chargée d’affaires in South Africa, Jessye Lapenn.

Trump’s tweet delighted white nationalists in the US, who have increasingly made South…

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