Cape Town – American business magnate Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday night to slam South Africa.
The TV personality behind the reality show The Apprentice tweeted; “As I have long been saying, South Africa is a total – and very dangerous – mess. Just watch the evening news (when not talking weather).”
South Africa has made headlines worldwide recently due to shocking violence against foreigners in horrific xenophobic attacks.
This paired with Eskom’s load shedding shame has shrouded the country in a cloud of negative media coverage.
This isn’t the first time Trump has had something to say about South Africa. During the trial of Oscar Pistorius the real estate tycoon referred to Judge Thokozile Masipa as a "total moron" after the Paralympian athlete was found guilty of culpable homicide for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
He later tweeted again; "Oscar Pistorius only gets five years in prison for killing his girlfriend. Ridiculous decision! Judge couldn’t even read her own writings."
Trump, who has 2.8m followers on Twitter, got only 21 replies to his tweet. By early Tuesday morning the tweet had been retweeted 116 times and had received 105 favourites.
Twitter user, @Tebogo_VC, told Trump; “You are talking about things you know nothing about so rather be still. (sic)”
While @ep_forever tweeted; “You must be watching #foxnews #twat. (sic)”