South Africa to Summon U.S. Ambassador Over Trump Tweet

(Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s government will summon the U.S.’s acting ambassador to explain comments made by American President Donald Trump on Twitter about the country’s land policy, two people familiar with the situation said.

Trump said on Twitter that he would ask Mike Pompeo, his secretary of state, to investigate South Africa’s “land and farm seizures and expropriation and the large-scale killing of farmers.”

South Africa is considering whether to implement a policy of seizing land without paying for it in a bid to address inequalities built up during apartheid. Most land in the country is owned by the white minority. South Africa’s high crime rate has affected rural areas with some farmers killed in attacks.

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