South Africans react to Donald Trump’s Land Reform tweet

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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has been requested to “closely study” South Africa’s land reform by President Donald Trump, this was confirmed via a tweet on the US president’s social media account.

President Donald Trump’s tweet seems to have been stimulated by an “exclusive investigation” on Fox News about farm seizures in South Africa.

“The president of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa has begun seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they are the wrong skin colour. That is literally the definition of racism,” journalist Tucker Carlson started the broadcast by saying, going on to label the South African government ‘racist’ and land expropriation ‘immoral’.

The government hit back and dismissed the “narrow perception which only seeks to divide our nation”.

“South Africa has taken bold steps to address the colonial and historical injustices, including the dispossession of land and build a more inclusive and stable society in South Africa and the world.

“Government supports land restitution and redistribution, which will redress the sins of the past by allowing access to the land in a way that grows the economy, ensures food security, and increases agricultural production.”

 South Africans took to social media platforms to express their shock and anger.