British Prime Minister, Theresa May kick off her three-day working visit to Africa in the Rainbow Nation of South Africa. She arrived Cape Town Tuesday and made her intentions clear that she planned to raise the issue of land redistribution with President Cyril Ramaphosa.
May says the United Kingdom supports South Africa’s land reform programme, but stressed that it should be legally binding. Speaking to reporters, the Prime Minister had this to say ” the United Kingdom has for some time now supported land reform. Land reform that is legal, that is transparent, that is generated through a democratic process.”
The PM also made it obvious, this was the first time the topic has been discussed as she added, ”It’s an issue that I raised and discussed with President Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year. I’ll be talking about it with him later today.”
The United Kingdom’s head-of-government, while locked in tough negotiation talks with the European Union as she steers the course to secure an exit package for her country which is preparing to formally leave the bloc, back home she’s struggling to unite a divided Conservative party, in complete disarray over Britain’s plans to leave the European Union.
The Prime Minister will also make scheduled stops in Nigeria and Kenya as part of her Africa trip flanked by a delegation from the UK business community.
BaretaNews Foreign Correspondent/Analyst