Sisulu says it's regrettable Trump's tweet is based on false information
The minister says she‘ll seek clarification on Thursday from the US embassy about the US president’s tweet.
In a tweet earlier on Thursday, Trump said he had asked secretary of state Mike Pompeo to “closely study South African 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
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s instruction, Sisulu says she‘ll seek clarification on Thursday from the US embassy about Trump’s tweet.
She’ll also communicate with her US counterpart Pompeo her feelings about the message which she calls unfortunate.
Washington does not have an ambassador to Pretoria, so Sisulu will have to deal with the Chargé d'Affaires Jessye Lapenn.
The department says further comment will be made after the diplomatic communications.
WATCH: ‘South Africa begins seizing land from white farmers’
(Edited by Thapelo Lekabe)