- Patrice Motsepe recently spoke on behalf of the African continent and some citizens are unimpressed
- The billionaire told US President Donald Trump that Africa loves him and wishes his nation immense success
- Meanwhile, social media users are putting forward their mixed opinions on the debacle
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African Rainbow Minerals boss Patrice Motsepe is currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he is rubbing shoulders with the world's elite.
A clip of the billionaire has caused controversy, revealing Motsepe confessing Africa's love for US President Donald Trump:
"And all we wanted to say is that Africa loves America, Africa loves you. We want America to do well, we want you to do well. The success of America is the success of the rest of the world.”
Back in Mzansi, on the other hand, the South African Communist Party and Congress of South African Trade Unions have attempted to rally support against the 'oppressive' regime currently headed by Trump.
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This is in stark contrast to what the SA billionaire had been advertising overseas. The ANC allies gathered to protest outside of the US Embassy on Thursday, venting their outrage over an airstrike authorised by the US leader earlier this month.
Briefly.co.za reported that Iran military commander Qasem Soleimani had been killed during the attack, prompting a retaliation attack on US military bases in Iraq.
As far as Motsepe's comments to Trump are concerned, some felt that he was protecting his own interests as a businessman.
Others felt that American culture, including music, cars and fashion is a prominent part of everyday life in Mzansi, so Motsepe wasn't too far off the mark.
Take a look at the comments with the situation trending on social media:
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