This day in history: Barack Obama visits South Africa, meets Zuma

This day in history: Barack Obama visits South Africa, meets Zuma

- On this day in 2013, then US president Barack Obama and his family visited South Africa

- It was the first time in SA for Obama after his election as the US head of state

- During the trip, Obama met with Zuma, visited Robben Island as well as Johannesburg

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Today marks exactly seven years since former President Barack Obama and his family travelled to South Africa for the first time since he was elected the President of America.

During his trip to South Africa, Obama spent time in Cape Town and he paid a visit to Robben Island.

The US first family then travelled to Johannesburg to meet with members of Nelson Mandela's Family privately.

Obama and his wife then attended a press conference alongside former SA president Jacob Zuma.

According to South Africa History Online, they also hosted a town hall meeting with young African leaders.

This day in history: Barack Obama visits South Africa, meets Zuma

Photo credit: SA Government/YouTube.
Source: UGC

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A couple of days following Obama's arrival in South Africa, the government took to YouTube to share a video of the trip.

The clip was captioned:

"USA President Barack Obama visited South Africa to expand trade relations between South Africa and the United States of America, 28-30 June 2013. USA imports up to 98% of South African products duty free and South Africa is the single most importer of the American products in the Sub Saharan region."

Take a look at the video below:

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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