- “South Africa’s government has begun seizing the property of some of its citizens based on their skin color.”
- “The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has begun, and you may have seen this in the press, seizing land from his own citizens without compensation, because they are the wrong skin color.”
- “State Department did not mention that, by following the rule of law, [Ramaphosa] has changed the country’s constitution to make it possible to steal land from people, because they are the wrong skin color.”
- “How should the U.S. administration respond to this human rights tragedy that we’re watching unfold?”
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa — who took office after his predecessor, Jacob Zuma, was forced out amid a whirlwind of corruption investigations and scandals — has embraced land seizures without compensation as a means to achieve equality and racial justice — and as the ruling African National Congress faces growing opposition before elections in 2018. The state hasn’t taken any property yet, and a planned amendment to the constitution is still work in progress.
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