Trump tweets about 'land expropriation' and Mzansi was ready

23 August 2018 - 07:52 By Jessica Levitt
US President Donald Trump tweets about 'land expropriation.' Mzansi was ready.
US President Donald Trump tweets about 'land expropriation.' Mzansi was ready.
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South Africans woke up on Thursday morning to a message from US President Donald Trump about 'land expropriation' and the 'large scale killings of farmers' and they're not impressed.

Trump has asked his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo to "closely study the South African land and farm seizures" he confirmed in a tweet to his more than 53.9-million followers on the social networking site.

Trump appeared to be reacting to this report on Fox News on land seizures in SA. On the Tucker Carlson Tonight show the host said President Cyril Ramaphosa has "begun seizing land from his own citizens without compensation because they're the wrong skin colour."

Trump's tweet received 17,000 retweets and over 45,000 likes at the time of publishing this article.

On Wednesday a US think-tank, the Cato Institute, published an editorial calling on Trump's administration to act against SA.

The #LandExpropriation has jumped to the number one trending topic on Twitter as South Africans weigh in on Trump's comments.

South Africans came out guns blazing on Twitter after US president Donald Trump sent out a tweet early on Thursday August 23 2018 claiming that white farmers were being murdered for their land in South Africa.

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