AfriForum says they are not in the US for disagreement between Donald Trump’s government and South Africa, but rather to prevent existing trade agreements between the countries from being damaged.
Ernst Roets, AfriForum’s Head of Policy and Action, and Monique Taute, AfriForum’s Campaign Manager, landed in New York on Wednesday to raise awareness there and in Washington DC of the ANC’s plans to amend the Constitution’s property clause, and of farm murders.
Rapport reported that Ernst Roets secured an interview with Tucker Carlson Tonight on Fox News. A meeting has also been convened with the office of US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo already said in a speech on Wednesday that he was concerned about the government’s plans to change the constitution when he warned that expropriation without compensation would be “disastrous” for the South African economy and the people of the country.
“Central control has nowhere been successful. It will not only be disastrous for the economy, but more importantly, for South Africans, ”Pompeo said at a meeting of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.
Roets says Pompeo’s speech “couldn’t have come at a better time”. It was the same day Carlson’s interview with Roets was recorded.