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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim on South African farms off mark

 

August 24, 2018



JOHANNESBURG (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that South Africa is seizing farms and that high numbers of farmers are being killed in the country. His comments have intensified an ongoing controversy over the government's plans to redistribute land to blacks who had been forced off their land during the previous system of racial discrimination, known as apartheid.

Trump tweeted on the topic shortly after Fox News ran a segment about South Africa's land issue.

A look at Trump's comments and the reality behind the land situation in South Africa:

TRUMP: "I have asked Secretary of St...



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