SA wants answers from US embassy about Trump comments

PRETORIA - The Department of International Relations and Co-operation wants the US Embassy to explain President Donald Trump's derogatory comments on African countries and Haiti. Video: eNCA
PRETORIA – South Africa’s government will today seek an explanation from the US Embassy about derogatory statements made by President Donald Trump about Africa and Haiti. Video: eNCA
There has been worldwide condemnation of US President Donald Trump’s crude and offensive remark about African countries. Photo: AFP / Nicholas Kamm

JOHANNESBURG - Government is expected to meet with US representatives in Pretoria following US President Donald Trump's latest comments about African countries and Haiti.

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.

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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.


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