Image Credits: The Zimbabwe Mail
South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has fired back at United States (US) President, Donald Trump, after the latter waded into the local land debate last week.
Ramaphosa broke his silence on Trump’s land expropriation tweet in spectacular African fashion, by channelling the anti-colonial sentiment first boasted by Zimbabwe’s liberator-turned-dictator, Robert Mugabe back in 2002.
It’s an ironic turn of events, as comparisons between the two Sub-Saharan nations have been drawn with uneasiness. In fact, a report by the Cato Institute, which some argue led to Trump’s statements, explicitly remarked that South Africa would become the next Zimbabwe due to the destruction of private property rights.
"#InspiredByMugabe South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lashes @realDonaldTrump over land reform comments: “I don’t know what Donald Trump has to do with South African land because he has never been here. He must keep his America, and we will keep our South Africa.”
While Mugabe infamously remarked ‘Blair keep your England and let me keep my Zimbabwe’, in reference to then British Prime Minister, Tony Blair’s, opposition to the land reform process, Ramaphosa said this to Trump on Sunday:
“I don’t know what Donald Trump has to do with South African land because he has never been here. He must keep his America, and we will keep our South Africa.”
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