PRETORIA WELCOMES AUSTRALIA’S RETRACTION OF LAND REDISTRIBUTION COMMENTS

PRETORIA — South African International Relations and Co-operation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has noted and welcomed the retraction by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Jullie Bishop of the comments made by their Home Affairs (Interior) Minister, Peter Dutton, on the South African land redistribution process.

We welcome the assurance by the Australian government as reported in the media that the comments made by their Home Affairs Minister are not in line with Australian immigration policy. We also welcome Australia’s condemnation of the unfortunate comments by South African and other international organizations and leaders, Sisulu said in a statement here Monday.

We must emphasise, as we have stated before, that no one is being persecuted in South Africa, including white farmers. We call upon all non-governmental organizations to desist from spreading untruths and misleading information.

She added that South Africa is a law abiding country and, through a Constitutional process, it will arrive at solutions on land redistribution that will take the country forward without violating anyone’s rights.

“South African diplomatic channels are always open to those who may wish to seek clarity on our country’s policy positions,” Sisulu said.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK