South Africa’s top diplomat slams trump tweet as ‘right-wing ideology’


Trump drew ire in the South African government last Wednesday when he alleged on Twitter that there was “large scale killing” of farmers, as the country tries to reverse the uneven distribution of land that favored white farmers over black South Africans during apartheid. He also tweeted that he was ordering Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo to study the country’s policy.

Minister for International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu dismissed Trump’s remarks as “unfortunate,” saying that they were resonating with other people with the same ideology.

“I think it is a right-wing ideology, and it is very unfortunate. We’ve used every opportunity, coming through our communications, to explain to the world what it is that we’re doing. It is the most reasonable way to deal with a legacy such as we…

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