A South African businessman who faced heavy criticism for saying
that Africa loves US President Donald Trump apologised for his remarks,
Patrice Motsepe, a mining tycoon, made the remarks at a private
dinner hosted by Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos,
Switzerland, earlier in January.
“Africa loves America, Africa loves you and it’s very important for
America to do well. We want you to do well and the success of America is
the success of the world,” Motsepe was quoted by media outlets saying
at the time.
The statement, which angered many people, particularly Africans, went
viral with detractors telling him that he was not the spokesman for the
South Africa’s opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) had accused
Motsepe of being dri...