British Prime Minister Theresa May on a state visit to three African states

On Tuesday 28 August, British Prime Minister landed in Cape Town on her first official state visit to South Africa, May came bearing gifts as she outlined the Britain’s investment plans in Africa of four billion pounds over the next coming four years.

May laid bare her administrations plans for more UK trade missions on the continent and a new approach to Britain’s aid spending.

She welcomed South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa’s assurances that land reform won’t involve smash and grabs, she also weighed in on the matter by giving her opinion on the matter. May said that the UK has for some time supported land reform that is legal, transparent and that is generated through a democratic process.

May says she raised the issue with Ramaphosa when he was in London earlier this year. The issue is also on the agenda when May met with Ramaphosa later on Tuesday.

“I welcome the comments that he has already made, about approaching land reform, bearing in mind the economic and social consequences. He’s made reference to no smash and grab land reform.”

The British prime minister will next stop over in Abuja, Nigeria to meet Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, then on to Nairobi where she will meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday.

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