August 23, 2018 / 10:34 AM / 8 months ago

Trump tweet 'based on false information' - South African foreign minister

FILE PHOTO: Lindiwe Sisulu is sworn in as defence minister in Pretoria, South Africa, May 11, 2009. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Foreign Affairs Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Thursday that it was regrettable that U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweet on land issues in her country was “based on false information”.

Sisulu said she had instructed officials in her department to meet with the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria to seek clarification on the matter, and added that she would communicate with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo through diplomatic channels.

Reporting by James Macharia; Editing by Jon Boyle

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