South Africa hits back at Trump over land seizure tweet

LONDON — South Africa accused United States President Donald Trump of sowing division Thursday after he tweeted that the U.S. State Department would probe “land and farm seizures… and the large scale killing of farmers.”

Trump’s tweet apparently followed a segment on Fox News about Pretoria’s plan to change the constitution to speed up expropriation of land without compensation. South Africa’s foreign ministry said the tweet was “based on false information.”

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