JOHANNESBURG - Government is expected to meet with US representatives in Pretoria following US President Donald Trump's latest comments about African countries and Haiti.
The US deeply respects the people of #Africa & values partnerships w/ them. There has been no change in our dedication to partners & friends across the Continent. We remain committed to working together to realize the promise of a more prosperous 21st century Africa. @MaxduPreez— US Embassy SA (@USEmbassySA) January 12, 2018
There has been worldwide condemnation of Trump’s crude and offensive remark about African countries.
He allegedly made the comments at a briefing on new measures to restrict immigration.
The United Nations Human Rights Commissioner has called the comment racist while the African Union has expressed its dismay.
South Africa has issued a statement, calling on America's acting ambassador to explain the remark.
Despite attempts by Trump to backtrack on parts of his remark, South Africa wants a thorough explanation.
The last time Pretoria expressed its displeasure with the US was in 2016 when the embassy issued a terror alert for South Africa.