U.S. diplomat says urged transparent land reform on South Africa visit
Written by MagaFirstNews on March 15, 2019
FILE PHOTO: U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan attends the U.S.-Brazil Security Forum, at the Itamaraty Palace in Brasilia, Brazil May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado
March 15, 2019
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said on Friday South African land reform should be carried out in a transparent manner so it did not hurt investor sentiment and the economy.
“My plea was for transparency in how land reform is accomplished, other than that I have been in listening mode,” Sullivan told journalists during a visit to Johannesburg.
(Reporting by Alexander Winning; Editing by Andrew Heavens)