DIRCO calls on Australian MP to withdraw 'white farmer' comments

The Australian MP who suggested white farmers in South Africa should be fast-tracked through the Australian immigration system has been asked to retract his comments.

On Wednesday, Home Affairs and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said white farmers in South Africa are facing 'horrific circumstances' in respect of land expropriation plans and farm attacks.

Now, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has urged Dutton to retract his comments and has called for scaremongering to stop.

To get a response like that, from a Minister of Home Affairs was very offensive.

Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

If he has any doubts, he has recourse to getting more information from his own High Commissioner or from our own High Commissioner in Australia.

Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

Listen to Lindiwe Sisulu, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation


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