South Africa Responds to Trump Tweet: He’s Misinformed


U.S. President Donald Trump said Wednesday he had asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to study South African “land and farm seizures” and “killing of farmers,” prompting Pretoria to accuse Trump of stoking racial divisions.

Trump’s comments have inflamed an already high-octane debate over land in South Africa, a country that remains deeply racially divided and unequal nearly a quarter of a century after Nelson Mandela swept to power at the end of apartheid.

The rand currency dropped more than 1.5 percent against the U.S. dollar in early trading Thursday after Trump’s tweet had circulated in South Africa.

South Africa to seek clarification

South Africa’s foreign ministry will seek clarification of Trump’s comments from the U.S. Embassy in…

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