South Africa has criticized US President Donald Trump for a tweet in which he seemed to validate a news report alleging land seizures and the killing of farmers in the African country, calling him “misinformed.”
On Thursday, Trump said in a tweet that he had ordered his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers.”
I have asked Secretary of State @SecPompeo to closely study the South Africa land and farm seizures and expropriations and the large scale killing of farmers. “South African Government is now seizing land from white farmers.” @TuckerCarlson @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2018
Pretoria hit back shortly afterwards.
“South Africa totally rejects this narrow perception, which only seeks to divide our nation and reminds us of our colonial past,” said the South African government in a…