[PICTURES] UK PM Theresa May lands in Cape Town

Minnie Murray
August 28, 2018

May, joined by several ministers and 29 business representatives from various industries, will visit South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya during the three-day trip, Downing Street said yesterday.

With United Nations' figures showing more than 200 million 15 to 24 year olds live in Africa, officials add the UK's aim is to find ways to help young people on the continent make a living through jobs in a secure environment.

People were quick to scrutinise Mrs May's quirky boogying on Twitter after footage emerged online.

Government will not sit back and allow pressure groups to spread lies about South Africa, Sisulu says.

"I am proud to be leading this ambitious trip to Africa and to become the first UK Prime Minister in over 30 years to visit Kenya", the British Prime Minister stated.

"Obviously we look across Africa ... they are looking to invest [but] want to ensure that countries have that stable aspect investors are always looking for", May said.

"The UK has for some time now supported land reform ... land reform that is legal, transparent", she said, adding that she welcomed assurances already given by South African leader Cyril Ramaphosa that there would be "no smash and grab".

"The UK has for some time now supported land reform".

The UK has one of the biggest overseas aid programmes in the world, expending $18 billion in 2017 alone.

"Delighted that UK Prime Minister Theresa May will be in Kenya this week".

Business leaders and ministers are accompanying Mrs May on what is her first trip to Africa as PM, which will include talks with the presidents of all three countries she is visiting.

"It is in the world's interest to see that those jobs are created, to tackle the causes and symptoms of extremism and instability, to deal with migration flows and to encourage clean growth", May said.

Apartheid was declared a crime against humanity but the African National Congress government, seeking land reform, has committed no crime.

Wednesday - Mrs May intends to meet Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in the capital Abuja before meeting victims of modern slavery in Lagos.

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